Moses Heap in Bacup, Rossendale, Lancashire - 29 May, 1897, in the afternoon

from My Life and Times, or An Old Man's Memories, page 61:

The “Choir Festival” was held this year at Bacup on May 29, 1897 (it was 58 years this day since I received my first Music lesson). We had tea at 4 p.m., after which we had out [sic] Photographs taken in a field, then we returned to the chapel, and went through our Musical Programme in good style.

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. 61. accessed: 29 May, 2024

location of experience: Bacup, Rossendale, Lancashire


Moses Heap
millworker, yeast dealer

Listening to

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unspecified choral music performed by Lancashire choirs of the particular baptist society

Experience Information

Date/Time 29 May, 1897, in the afternoon
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


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 12:51:25 +0100
Approved on Thu, 21 Jul 2022 12:13:00 +0100