Moses Heap in Ramsbottom, Lancashire - 1870

from My Life and Times, or An Old Man's Memories, page 48:

At this time “peacegging” was on its last legs at Ramsbottom, where it had been carried on to a great extent. One hundred or more persons were dressed in the most grotesque fashion , whilst others went to the other extreme - the most beautiful to behold. The Grant's of Ramsbottom (the Cheeryble Brothers) of Dickens well-known “Nicholas Nickleby”, presented a sovereign to the most tastefully dressed …   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. 48. accessed: 21 May, 2024

location of experience: Ramsbottom, Lancashire


Moses Heap
millworker, yeast dealer

Listening to

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Music to accompany dancing

Experience Information

Date/Time 1870
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in public

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Fri, 15 Jul 2022 10:11:31 +0100
Approved on Thu, 21 Jul 2022 11:32:18 +0100