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: Tea-Time Music.

The Orchestra, relayed from the Carlton Barracks, Leeds, on the occasion of the Yorkshire Evening News " Modern Leeds" Exhibition.

: Afternoon Topics

Miss Doris Nichols , "The Myrtles of Damascus" (A. Woodforde -Finden).


Unknown: Miss Doris Nichols
Unknown: A. Woodforde

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S.B. from London.


Spanish Talk. S.B. from Manchester.

: The Battle of Briggate

Written by Max Kester.
Produced by L. B. RAMSDEN.
An Episode in the History of Leeds, and in the lives of its ordinary folk, with songs based on Yorkshire tunes.
Mind Picture : Many small incidents-small when viewed from the distance of three hundred years, but- large indeed to those, who lived in Leeds in those days-have helped to give colour to the history of our city. Who, for example, would have imagined that there had ever been a battle in Briggate? Yet in the year 1643, Leeds was stormed by the Puritan troops, and a fierce-skirmish took place at the upper end of Briggate. What this meant in the lives of the simple folk of Leeds, we are going to try and show you.
For this purpose, we must enter the well-built house of Mistress Thompson, a widow, who, since the death of her husband has eked out his savings by selling cakes and other Yorkshire dainties to her neighbours. It is Market Day, and in the large kitchen, with hams, herbs and shining copper and pewter dishes, the good housewife is busy. Still, that does not prevent her from singing.
In those days everybody sang, and as the curtain of time rolls back, we shall hear an old song, "Maids Are Grown So Coy of Late."


Written By: Max Kester.
Produced By: L. B. Ramsden.
Music By: Alec H. Ashworth.

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