Arthur Gill in Leeds - between 1895 and the 1900's

from I remember! Reminiscences of a Cobbler's Son, page 11:

[The listening experience is part of Arthur Gill’s early boyhood memories of the local characters and neighbours who frequented his father’s cobbler’s shop. The Gill family moved to Langsett Terrace, Leeds in 1895]


Before Harry Hepworth had this joiners shop, it was a “Gospel Hall”. I went once or twice to this “Gospel Hall” on Sunday Evenings when I lived in Langsett Terrace. The singing was led by a chap who played a concertina. I think it was the concertina, not, unfortunately, the Gospel, that attracted me!

cite as

Arthur Gill, I remember! Reminiscences of a Cobbler's Son. In Brunel University Library, Special Collections, number 1:268, p. 11. accessed: 27 May, 2024 (All extracts used by permission of Brunel University Library)

location of experience: Leeds


Arthur Gill
card writer [graphic artist]

Listening to

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unspecified singing with concertina

Experience Information

Date/Time between 1895 and the 1900's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Tue, 23 Oct 2018 13:24:47 +0100
Approved on Wed, 05 Dec 2018 16:22:44 +0000