Moses Heap in Rochdale, Lancashire - 20 July, 1901
from My Life and Times, or An Old Man's Memories, page 64:
On July 20, 1901, our choir travelled by waggonette to Rochdale, for the festival. The tunes and choruses were sung in good style. My tune “Weymouth” was on the list, and was sung very well, so that, Mr. Lyles, a preacher and a musical man from Yorkshire, wished it to be sung again, saying that it was a very good and useful tune. (This was the last gathering our choir attended) In 1902 and 1903 they were too far away, the first was at Siddell, and the second at Hollingwood.
Moses Heap, My Life and Times, or An Old Man's Memories. In Rossendale Collection, Rawtenstall Public Libraries, 1961, number RC 942 ROS, p. 64. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1657886780581 accessed: 27 January, 2023
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written by Moses Heap
|performed by Lancashire choirs of the particular baptist society|
|(hymn or psalm?) tunes and choruses||performed by Lancashire choirs of the particular baptist society|
|Date/Time||20 July, 1901|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, 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.