Walter Freer in Glasgow - between the 1850's and the 1860's

from My Life and Memories, pages 35-36:

Jimmie Taylor, a mimic and comedian, was one of the great favourites of my day. Wherever he went he drew big houses.... [T]he Whitebate in St. Enoch’s Square (which was then an open market ground) was packed to suffocation. Regulations regarding overcrowding did not exist, and naturally the proprietor crammed in as many people as the place would hold.... It makes me sweat even now to think of that terrible night and that terrific jam. The perspiration was rolling plentifully off every mortal in the place, there was no ventilation, and the walls themselves perspired no less copiously…   more >>
cite as

Walter Freer, My Life and Memories (Glasgow, ), p. 35-36. accessed: 23 May, 2024

location of experience: Glasgow


Walter Freer
General Manager Corporation Halls and Musical Recitals, Glasgow

Listening to

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Sarah Walker performed by Jimmie Taylor
The Chilly Man performed by Jimmie Taylor

Experience Information

Date/Time between the 1850's and the 1860's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Wed, 08 Oct 2014 12:45:44 +0100