Joseph H. Armitage in Leeds - the 1920's, at night

from The Twenty-three years, or the late way of life, page 177:

Another feature of the night scene were the buskers who used to “Work” the theatre queues and cinema queues in town.


They walked slowly alongside the queue singing some well known song or ballad, or playing a mouth organ cap in hand. 

cite as

Joseph H. Armitage, The Twenty-three years, or the late way of life. In Brunel University Burnett Archive of Working Class Autobiographies, number 2:15, p. 177. accessed: 22 July, 2024

location of experience: Leeds


Joseph H. Armitage
unskilled itinerant labourer

Listening to

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unspecified singing with mouth organ performed by Buskers

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1920's, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment outdoors, in public

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Wed, 29 Aug 2018 14:21:24 +0100
Approved on Fri, 26 Oct 2018 15:11:29 +0100