Moses Heap in the area around Goodshawfold, Rossendale, Lancashire - 15 July, 1893, in the afternoon

from My Life and Times, or An Old Man's Memories, page 60:

The “Friendly Gathering” this year was held on July 15, 1893, more choirs met, the rendezvous being Goodshawfold. This was a “Red Letter day” for the village. Our united choirs numbered some 450 persons, from far away places as Manchester, Bolton, Bury, Dewsbury, Rochdale, Haydock, Bacup, Haslingden, Ramsbottom, Accrington and a few others. Some came in Wagonettes and a great many arrived by tram, …   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. 60. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1657884131387 accessed: 9 December, 2022

location of experience: the area around Goodshawfold, Rossendale, Lancashire

Listeners

Moses Heap
millworker, yeast dealer
1824-1913

Listening to

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Six choruses from 'Messiah'
written by George Frideric Handel
performed by choirs of Lancashire particular baptist churches
'Old Warrington'
written by Ralph Harrison
performed by choirs of Lancashire particular baptist churches
Six psalm tunes performed by choirs of Lancashire particular baptist churches

Experience Information

Date/Time 15 July, 1893, in the afternoon
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors, in public

Notes

An annual ‘friendly gathering’ of church choirs of the particular Baptist society had begun in August 1891, when choirs from Manchester and Goodshawfold met together to walk in the countryside and sing (see Listening Experience 1657883272536) The gathering grew rapidly in subsequent years until choirs from a very wide Lancashire area were involved.


Originally submitted by lcc5 on Fri, 15 Jul 2022 12:22:11 +0100
Approved on Thu, 21 Jul 2022 12:03:59 +0100