an unidentified man in Rossendale, Lancashire - between 1840 and 1860
from My Life and Times, or An Old Man's Memories, pages 52–53:
An old man told me that when he was about 20 years of age, they had nine looms in the garret, and they had to work hard to make 6/- a week each. All the time they would be singing away to the click of the shuttle. Another man contrived to couple four looms together with strings, levers and pulleys, so that he could produce four pieces of cloth at one time. This man also made his own “Cello” which he played at Chapel on Sundays – so that a good many houses were both Workshops and Music shops.
Moses Heap, My Life and Times, or An Old Man's Memories. In Rossendale Collection, Rawtenstall Public Libraries, 1961, number RC 942 ROS, p. 52–53. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1657879549880 accessed: 9 December, 2023
Listening tohide composers
|singing to accompany weaving||performed by weavers|
|Date/Time||between 1840 and 1860|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, in private, indoors|