Ben Turner et al. in Holmfirth, Yorkshire - between the 1860's and the 1870's

from About Myself, 1863–1930, page 27:

Whoever hears Charles Swain’s ‘Aladdin’s Lamp’ sung now? We never do, and even if I give a quotation from it, folks don’t know it. Yet Swain was a poet—a minor poet, maybe—who sang for his day and generation. My Dad used to warble it for us on the hearthstone or at socials, at the Feast and at Christmas.

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cite as

Ben Turner, About Myself, 1863–1930 (London, 1930), p. 27. accessed: 20 May, 2024

location of experience: Holmfirth, Yorkshire


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

Listening to

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'Aladdin's Lamp'
written by W.H. Montgomery, lyrics by Charles Swain
performed by Jonathan Turner

Experience Information

Date/Time between the 1860's and the 1870's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Wed, 01 Jun 2022 10:49:55 +0100
Approved on Thu, 16 Jun 2022 19:49:35 +0100