Ben Turner et al. in area around Holmfirth, Yorkshire - between 1870 and 1879

from About Myself, 1863–1930, pages 24–26:

In the winter months, from about nine years old until I was thirteen, we would have our small troupe of lads doing our Christmas sketches. There would be five or six of us lads, ranging in age from nine to fourteen, assemble in one another’s homes or in one of the coal or other outhouses, and with the aid of candles do our rehearsals.  The usual …   more >>

cite as

Ben Turner, About Myself, 1863–1930 (London, 1930), p. 24–26. accessed: 20 May, 2024

location of experience: area around Holmfirth, Yorkshire


Ben Turner
journalist, millworker, politician (member of parliament 1922-24 and 1929-31), trade union organiser

Listening to

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'Cheer, boy, cheer'
written by Henry Russell
performed by Ben Turner
'Just before the battle, mother'
written by George Frederick Root
performed by Ben Turner
recitations and songs performed by friends of Ben Turner

Experience Information

Date/Time between 1870 and 1879
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Wed, 01 Jun 2022 10:25:52 +0100
Approved on Thu, 16 Jun 2022 19:46:36 +0100