in Sussex - June, 1934

from As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning, pages 18-19:

I spent a week by the sea, slowly edging towards the east, sleeping on the shore and working the towns… At Gosport I performed at a barrack-room concert in return for a ration of army beef. In front of Chichester Cathedral I played ‘Bless this House’, and was moved on at once by the police… At Littlehampton, I’d just collected about eighteen pence when I was moved on again by the police. ‘Not here. Try Worthing,’ the officer said. I did so, and was amply rewarded. Worthing at that time was a kind of Cheltenham-on-Sea, full of rich, pearl-chokered invalids. Each …   more >>
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Laurie Lee, As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning (Harmondsworth, 1974), p. 18-19. accessed: 16 July, 2024

location of experience: Sussex

Listening to

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Bless this House performed by Laurie Lee
spiritual airs performed by Laurie Lee

Experience Information

Date/Time June, 1934
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors, in public

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Tue, 01 Jul 2014 15:58:44 +0100