Moses Heap in Hebden Bridge - 27 July, 1895, in the afternoon

from My Life and Times, or An Old Man's Memories, pages 60–61:

July 27, 1895, the choirs met at Hebden Bridge and as the Society’s chapel was too small, the friends obtained the use of the Baptist Chapel much larger. We travelled thereto in Waggonettes, there were about the same number of items on the programme as on the other occasions.

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. 60–61. accessed: 22 July, 2024

location of experience: Hebden Bridge


Moses Heap
millworker, yeast dealer

Listening to

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unspecified choral music performed by Lancashire choirs of the particular baptist society

Experience Information

Date/Time 27 July, 1895, in the afternoon
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


An annual ‘friendly gathering’ of church choirs of the particular Baptist society had begun in August 1891, when choirs from Manchester and Goodshawfold met together to walk in the countryside and sing (see Listening Experience 1657883272536) The gathering grew rapidly in subsequent years until choirs from a very wide Lancashire area were involved (and, on this occasion at least, Yorkshire).

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Fri, 15 Jul 2022 12:42:16 +0100
Approved on Thu, 21 Jul 2022 12:09:21 +0100