Moses Heap in Shuttleworth, nr. Ramsbottom, Lancashire - in the middle of the 1830's

from My Life and Times, or An Old Man's Memories, pages 6–7:

As I have previously said, a great deal of immorality prevailed here. A great many men and women with families were living together unmarried. But in a few years a church was built, and the Rev, W. Hughes hearing of this state of things, gave notice that all those persons unmarried, if they would come to the church, he would marry them for nothing. The consequence was - a large number of weddings…   more >>

cite as

Moses Heap, My Life and Times, or An Old Man's Memories. In Rossendale Collection, Rawtenstall Public Libraries, 1961, number RC 942 ROS, p. 6–7. accessed: 17 July, 2024

location of experience: Shuttleworth, nr. Ramsbottom, Lancashire


Moses Heap
millworker, yeast dealer

Listening to

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fiddle music leading a wedding procession performed by a fiddler

Experience Information

Date/Time in the middle of the 1830's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors, in public

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Mon, 04 Jul 2022 11:02:09 +0100
Approved on Tue, 19 Jul 2022 10:00:41 +0100