Thomas Cooper in Gainsborough - between 1810 and 1819

from The Life of Thomas Cooper, Written by Himself, pages 22–23:

The first rhymes that I can remember to have read with a sense of delight were those of the old ballad of Chevy Chase.  I used to repeat them, when alone, until they used to make me feel as warlike as did the sight of Matthew Goy when he rode into the town with the news of a victory; or the array of the Gainsborough Loyal Volunteers, when they marched through the town, on exercise-days, to the sound of fife and drum.

cite as

Thomas Cooper, The Life of Thomas Cooper, Written by Himself (London, 1873), p. 22–23. accessed: 15 July, 2024

location of experience: Gainsborough


Thomas Cooper
Author, itinerant preacher, journalist, lecturer […]

Listening to

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Marching music performed by Gainsborough Loyal Volunteers

Experience Information

Date/Time between 1810 and 1819
Medium live

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Wed, 03 Aug 2022 11:03:20 +0100
Approved on Thu, 18 Aug 2022 11:16:50 +0100