Kitty Eckersley in Manchester - 1914

from Forgotten Voices of the Great War, pages 14-15:

Well, we had a friend in Canada who had enlisted over there, and when he came back, he visited one night and asked us, ‘Would we go to the Palace?’ He had booked seats for the Palace and would we like to go? We didn’t know what was on, of course, but it was a great treat for us. So we went. And when we got there everything was lovely. Vesta Tilley was on stage. She was beautifully dressed in a lovely gown of either silver or gold. But what we didn’t know until we got there was that also on stage were Army officers with tables all set out for recruiting. She introduced those songs, …   more >>
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Max Arthur (ed.), Forgotten Voices of the Great War (London, 2002), p. 14-15. accessed: 17 April, 2024

location of experience: Manchester


Kitty Eckersley
mill worker

Listening to

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Rule Britannia
written by Thomas Arne
performed by Vesta Tilley
We don't want to lose you, but we think you ought to go performed by Vesta Tilley

Experience Information

Date/Time 1914
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Thu, 05 Jun 2014 16:28:30 +0100