Walter J.E. Elliott in Little Common, near Bexhill-on-Sea, Sussex - at the end of the 1890's

from Untitled: Walter J.E. Elliott memoir, page 10:

Uncle Bob was the Village Baker, his shop was just across the road from Elliott’s Stores, he kept his horse and van in the stables at the rear of Pa’s shop […] Uncle Bob had a new house built on the site of the Village Hall called The Room. The Village Band practised in The Room, sometimes Fred and I crept in to listen to the playing. Stephen Gillham - Fred’s father - was the Bandmaster he played the Uphonium [sic], Tom Gillham the Cornet, Bill Mitten the Kettledrum, of course there were other musicians. 

cite as

Walter John Eugene Elliott, Untitled: Walter J.E. Elliott memoir. In Brunel University Burnett Archive of Working Class Autobiographies, number 1:227, p. 10. accessed: 15 June, 2024

location of experience: Little Common, near Bexhill-on-Sea, Sussex


Walter J.E. Elliott
cycle and motor mechanic, Post Office telegram messenger boy, soldier (army mechanic)

Listening to

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unspecified band music performed by Bill Mitten, Little Common Village Band, Stephen Gillham, Tom Gillham

Experience Information

Date/Time at the end of the 1890's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Wed, 25 Jul 2018 12:40:05 +0100
Approved on Tue, 09 Oct 2018 20:21:39 +0100