Leicester stocking-makers et al. in Leicester - in the middle of 1842

from The Life of Thomas Cooper, Written by Himself, page 175:

As the poor Leicester stockingers had so little work, they used to crowd the street, around my shop door, early in the evenings; and I had to devise some way of occupying them.  Sometimes I would deliver them a speech; but more generally, on the fine evenings, we used to form a procession of four or five in a rank, and troop through the streets, singing the following triplet to …   more >>

cite as

Thomas Cooper, The Life of Thomas Cooper, Written by Himself (London, 1873), p. 175. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1660561558421 accessed: 5 March, 2024

location of experience: Leicester


Leicester stocking-makers
Thomas Cooper
Author, itinerant preacher, journalist, lecturer […]

Listening to

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'The Lion of Freedom', chanted performed by Leicester stocking-makers
'Spread, spread the charter' to the tune of 'Rule Britannia'
written by Thomas Arne
performed by Leicester stocking-makers

Experience Information

Date/Time in the middle of 1842
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors, in public

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Mon, 15 Aug 2022 12:05:58 +0100
Approved on Thu, 18 Aug 2022 12:09:55 +0100