Henry Burstow in Horsham - 1889

from Reminiscences of Horsham, page 109:

On all sorts of other occasions I have sung other songs, and there is not a village Inn for miles around Horsham where I have not sung one or more at a time. Wherever I went and sang I invariably got asked to come again; my songs never got stale to me nor, I believe, to my listeners, and I never got tired of singing them. On my 63rd birthday I walked to Rusper, counting the steps all the way, 10,611 in all, helped ring a peal of 5088 changes of treble bob major, sang twelve songs at the "Star Inn," and afterwards walked home. Some few times I have sung the list of 420 songs right through, …   more >>
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Henry Burstow, Reminiscences of Horsham (Horsham, September, 1911), p. 109. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1432908752360 accessed: 25 July, 2024

location of experience: Horsham


Henry Burstow
Bellringer, Shoemaker

Listening to

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folk songs performed by Elizabeth Burstow

Experience Information

Date/Time 1889
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by mallen on Fri, 29 May 2015 15:12:32 +0100