Edmund Blunden in Poperinge - December, 1916

from Undertones of War, page 147:

By the station, in a brick storehouse among amny spacious buildings belonging to the hop factors, the "Red Roses" in song and dance never ceased to gild the clouds of fate. The simple legend BOX OFFICE had its epic majesty, and one still sees the muddy track leading thither across the railway as the high road to Parnassus, and hurries to the feast.
cite as

Edmund Blunden, Undertones of War (Harmondsworth, 1982), p. 147. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1395331581343 accessed: 13 June, 2024

location of experience: Poperinge


Edmund Blunden
university teacher, Poet

Listening to

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Songs sung by the 'Red Roses' concert-party performed by The Red Roses divisional concert-party

Experience Information

Date/Time December, 1916
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


The Red Roses were the divisional concert party of the 55th West Lancashire Division.

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Thu, 20 Mar 2014 16:06:21 +0000