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Title : Since aw hev been away

Format : song

Composer : Smith, J.K. ; Author : Marcke, J.L. ; Author : Ross, C.H.

Production details : publisher : J.W. Chater
Clayton Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear

Date : 1871

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Collection name : Keelmin's comic annewal, for 1871, gi'es ye the best bits o' wit an' wisdim, be the clivvorest cheps aboot Tyneside; awl my'ed oot o' thor awn heeds and 'lustrayted wi' lots iv' curius an' clivvor comic cuts


Song about the recent changes to Newcastle. Between 1824 and 1860 Richard Grainger embarked on an extensive scheme of town planning, which involved the destruction or relocation of many of Newcastle's oldest districts. Despite providing the town with new markets, railway stations, houses and shops, not all the inhabitants of Newcastle were pleased with Grainger's changes and this is one of a number of songs which expresses concern at the loss of the 'old town'.

The song is taken from Chater's canny Newcassel diary, a collection of local facts, tales, songs and other ephemera. The book was published by local printer J.W. Chater and forms part of a series of similar annuals and almanacs published by the same printer. A large majority of the songs were written especially for the publication, many as competition pieces which were judged by Chater. The various annuals contain contributions from many well known local composers such as Joe Wilson and would have been popular in their day. The books are now held at Beamish Museum.


Collection description : Local almanac including selections of local songs.

Melody used : An' sae will we yit

Subject heading : urban growth

Keywords : construction & demolition

Period : 1861-1900

Height : 23 cm

Width : 18 cm

Held by : Beamish Museum

Copyright : Item reproduced by kind permission of Beamish Museum


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