Henry Burstow in Horsham - between 1835 and 1840

from Reminiscences of Horsham, pages 49-50:

"Good old Isaac," as Aldridge was called, besides following his trade, that of carpenter, held other offices in the town. Up to about 1840, when the Fire Brigade was organised, with tradesmen in pot hats as firemen, Old Ike was Horsham's only fireman, and had sole charge of the small squirting apparatus that we boys admiringly called an engine. [...] He was also organ-blower and bell-ringer at the Old church till he died. He further undertook the repairs of the Church steeple, putting new shingles where wanted. But important as these offices seemed to us, it was as big drummer to the old Band …   more >>
cite as

Henry Burstow, Reminiscences of Horsham (Horsham, September, 1911), p. 49-50. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1432905378291 accessed: 22 July, 2024

location of experience: Horsham


Henry Burstow
Bellringer, Shoemaker

Listening to

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Bonnets of Blue performed by Old Ike
Bonnie Dundee performed by Old Ike
Hearts of Oak performed by Old Ike
Rory O'More performed by Old Ike
The Brighton Camp performed by Old Ike

Experience Information

Date/Time between 1835 and 1840
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by mallen on Fri, 29 May 2015 14:16:18 +0100