The King’s Shilling

We are delighted that Old English will bring their unique blend of local folk music and history back to the Corner House in March. Their latest presentation is about the history of enrolment into the British army, with special reference to the north east. It will focus on the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and highlight the role of the recruiting sergeant. As usual, our help with choruses will be appreciated!

Old English comprises our very own chair, Alan Giles; Pete Cryer, who has been singing with Alan for over fifty years. And Alan’s wife, Pauline, who hasn’t been married to him for QUITE that long and only recently joined Old English. Between them, the trio will play guitar, whistle, Northumbrian small pies and percussion, as well as sing.


Taking the King’s shilling

The event takes place on Wednesday 28 March 2018 at The Corner House, Heaton Road NE6 5RP at 7.30pm (Doors open at 7.00pm. You are advised to take your seat by 7.15pm). Please book your place by contacting / 07443 594154. Until 14 December, booking will be open to Heaton History Group members only.

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