Concerts, bioscope shows, and travelling theatres in Peebles...
Fieldworkers
Date 1971
Track ID 26966
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Track Information

Original Track ID

SA1972.203.B4

Original Tape ID

SA1972.203

Summary

Concerts, bioscope shows, and travelling theatres in Peebles in the late 19th century.

In Peebles in David Lawson's youth there were concerts twice a month in the winter, organised by two committees, and held in the parish church hall. The Co-operative also put on concerts. A man called Lumsden sometimes came from Edinburgh with a bioscope. Travelling theatres came too, and some quite well-known concert performers. For seven or eight summers there was a concert party in the bandstand belonging to Peebles Silver Band.

Item Location

County - Peeblesshire

Parish - Peebles

Village/Place - Peebles

Language

English

Genre

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Collection

SoSS