Ethel M. Clark in Woolaston, Gloucestershire - early 20th Century

from Their small corner, page 94:

Local concerts were very funny. Many went to poke fun and to imitate rather than to appreciate or enjoy. A fair often came to the field in which was the village hut and we loved that when the singers had to compete with the sound of the fair organ. 


Local people also sang and played at the hut and any peculiarities were soon picked up to become used for moments of fun. Poor things they came in for such a lot of ridicule but there was no malice. 

cite as

Ethel M. Clark, Their small corner. In Brunel University Burnett Archive of Working Class Autobiographies, number 2:148, p. 94. accessed: 22 July, 2024

location of experience: Woolaston, Gloucestershire


Listening to

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unspecified singing
fairground organ music

Experience Information

Date/Time early 20th Century
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, outdoors, in public

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Fri, 22 Jun 2018 16:25:21 +0100
Approved on Fri, 24 Aug 2018 17:11:17 +0100