Moses Heap in Crawshawbooth, Rossendale, Lancashire - the 1840's

from My Life and Times, or An Old Man's Memories, pages 14–15:

We had several eccentric characters both local and from districts. One came from over Cribden, selling six-inch long brinestone [sic] matches. […] The pedlar mentioned had been a prisoner in Russia and continually hearing a set of bells near the place of his confinement, learned a ditty, which he kept on singing along our streets. His name was John McKenzie, a Scotchman by birth, had been a soldier, had …   more >>

cite as

Moses Heap, My Life and Times, or An Old Man's Memories. In Rossendale Collection, Rawtenstall Public Libraries, 1961, number RC 942 ROS, p. 14–15. accessed: 18 June, 2024

location of experience: Crawshawbooth, Rossendale, Lancashire


Moses Heap
millworker, yeast dealer

Listening to

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a ditty performed by John McKenzie

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1840's
Medium live

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Mon, 04 Jul 2022 11:54:46 +0100
Approved on Tue, 19 Jul 2022 10:15:01 +0100