Adam Lee, a Gypsy et al. in Norwood and Streatham, South London - between late 18th Century and early 19th Century

from Reminiscences of a Country Journalist, page 4:

I remember Parchmore Road as a green lane, impassable in winter, while the ground eastward, now intersected by the villa-lined road from Whitehorse Road to Upper Norwood, was a thick wood, in which I have seen rabbits running and heard the nightingale sing. The gipsies who frequented the woods and green lanes were not held in such disrepute as in some other localities, perhaps from the circumstances of the Lees and Coopers being reputed rich. […] An old master …   more >>

cite as

Thomas Frost, Reminiscences of a Country Journalist (London, 1886), p. 4. accessed: 20 April, 2024

location of experience: Norwood and Streatham, South London


Listening to

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violin music to accompany dancing performed by Adam Lee the Gypsy, Theobald the baker

Experience Information

Date/Time between late 18th Century and early 19th Century
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors


Frost is recalling the ‘topographical changes’ and ‘Gipsy camps at Penge and Anerley’ near his boyhood home in Croydon.

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Sun, 16 Oct 2022 12:54:35 +0100
Approved on Mon, 17 Oct 2022 12:42:43 +0100