James Turnbull in Georgetown, Halton Hills, Ontario - in the beginning of 1872

from Reminiscences of a Stonemason, by a working man, page 124:

The evenings seemed rather dull, as I knew of no library where I could procure books, though I managed to borrow one or two privately. There was not a great deal to be seen walking about, but I sometimes dropped into a saloon which, I think, formed the first story of an hotel in what was then the Rossin Block in King Street.


There was generally a good violinist and pianist at night, who played high-class music.

cite as

James Turnbull, Reminiscences of a Stonemason, by a working man (London, 1908), p. 124. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1656672176350 accessed: 19 June, 2024

location of experience: Georgetown, Halton Hills, Ontario


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

Listening to

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Unspecified music for violin and piano

Experience Information

Date/Time in the beginning of 1872
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in public, solitary

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Fri, 01 Jul 2022 11:42:57 +0100
Approved on Tue, 05 Jul 2022 10:40:31 +0100