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

from About Myself, 1863–1930, pages 32–33:

My father was a delightful singer of old songs. He would stand with his back to the fire on a winter’s evening and give us Burns’ “When Wintry Winds and Slaughtering Guns.” He brought us home penny broadsheets of the old writers[.]

cite as

Ben Turner, About Myself, 1863–1930 (London, 1930), p. 32–33. 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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'When wintry winds and slaughtering guns'
written by lyrics by Robert Burns
performed by Jonathan Turner
old songs 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 11:23:12 +0100
Approved on Thu, 16 Jun 2022 20:02:58 +0100