Ben Turner et al. in Reval (now Tallinn), Estonia - May, 1920

from About Myself, 1863–1930, page 213:

Ultimately we arrived at Reval, and as the boat drew near to the quayside, the delegation of the Socialist Party of Reval, who had been sent to meet us, burst out into song and chorus, and despite our lack of language, made us free and welcome, and piloted us to the residence of one of the princes of Reval—a fine mansion that had been made into a kind of club for the Parliamentary Socialist Ministry of Esthonia. 

cite as

Ben Turner, About Myself, 1863–1930 (London, 1930), p. 213. accessed: 22 February, 2024

location of experience: Reval (now Tallinn), Estonia


Ben Turner
journalist, millworker, politician (member of parliament 1922-24 and 1929-31), trade union organiser

Listening to

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Socialist songs and choruses performed by the delegation of the Socialist Party of Reval

Experience Information

Date/Time May, 1920
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors, in public


Ben Turner was chosen as a Labour Party delegate for the first official delegation of the Labour Party and Trades Union Congress to revolutionary Russia. This incident occurred during the delegation’s journey to Russia

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Thu, 02 Jun 2022 10:12:00 +0100
Approved on Thu, 16 Jun 2022 20:29:06 +0100