Andrew Hardie et al. in Stirling Castle - 8 September, 1820

from My Life and Memories, pages 12-13:

[W]hen Baird and Hardie, the Chartist leaders, were put on trial for sedition, my father was beside them most of the time. Their prosecution was one of the great sensations of the day, and when the couple were condemned to death, after a trial replete in emotional outbursts and dramatic incidents, deep feeling was aroused all over the country. Their execution was arranged to take place at Stirling. On the fateful last day my father journeyed through to take his farewell of them, and was with them right up to the moment before they went to the scaffold. I remember well my father …   more >>
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Walter Freer, My Life and Memories (Glasgow, ), p. 12-13. accessed: 22 June, 2024

location of experience: Stirling Castle


Andrew Hardie
John Baird
radical, weaver, Soldier

Listening to

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The hour of my departure's come

Experience Information

Date/Time 8 September, 1820
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Thu, 02 Oct 2014 12:35:03 +0100