Blake et al. in England - between 1860 and 1869

from Reminiscences of a Stonemason, by a working man, page 41:

The National School was nothing if not churchy, and the piano was practised by the assistant, so that at a pinch he could take the organ at the church or play the harmonium at the school.


Blake and I took turns in blowing the organ once a week for his organ practice. At that time when the organ was playing I was just conscious of a confused mass of sound, and used to be glad when it was over. But it was a novelty to me, walking to the church and opening the gates and doors with keys without having to ask permission.

cite as

James Turnbull, Reminiscences of a Stonemason, by a working man (London, 1908), p. 41. accessed: 23 June, 2024

location of experience: England


James Turnbull
bricklayer's labourer, delivery boy, farm labourer, journeyman mason

Listening to

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unspecified organ music performed by the school assistant

Experience Information

Date/Time between 1860 and 1869
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in public, solitary

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Thu, 30 Jun 2022 11:52:35 +0100
Approved on Tue, 05 Jul 2022 10:28:48 +0100