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Elgar's birthplace 3

This is a somewhat unrealistic setting of the front room as you enter the cottage but it perhaps gives an idea of how it might have been a bit cramped for a family with 7 children of whom Edward was the 4th eldest.




Elgar's birthplace 3

This is a somewhat unrealistic setting of the front room as you enter the cottage but it perhaps gives an idea of how it might have been a bit cramped for a family with 7 children of whom Edward was the 4th eldest.




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I doubt they sat violins in chairs. smile
Bill Phillips: I doubt it too Lary
  • sherri
  • Arkansas, USA
  • 28 Mar 2018, 01:57
the building products in this room are wonderful quality and fine workmanship

reminiscent to me of historical homes i've toured on the east coast of the USA

i feel certain many of them were patterned after what they left behind in England
Bill Phillips: I would think the East Coast was much influenced by Georgian and Victorian architecture Sherri
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 28 Mar 2018, 04:38
I imagine they just wanted to show how crowded it was with 7 children in that limited space. I doubt those cats are originals.... for those are the first to go if the boys also played soccer in that room. wink
Bill Phillips: Those are dogs Lady P grin
LOL at Astrid. But having been one of 8 kids growing up, I must say I never recall anything this disarrayed. My preacher dad would never have allowed it. HA!

I am listening to and watching the video and have been transported to "another place." WOW.
Bill Phillips: I doubt they left violins lying about. This is a wonderful piece of music
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 28 Mar 2018, 06:37
I'm sure many families were operating under this sort of domestic clutter. I wonder what happened to the other six Elgars?
Bill Phillips: I know that his one brother was also a musician but what happened to him and the other siblings I have no idea
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 28 Mar 2018, 07:36
Oh yes, it gives a good idea - I like the chair for the children in the foreground. And I like the violin Edward had played from birth on!
Bill Phillips: A reminder that he came from a humble background, something in those days he would have been acutely aware, that and being a Catholic in an Anglican England
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 28 Mar 2018, 07:39
I quite like this, even thoug( it looks a bit of a jumble Tiff. As you say, not much room for a such a family.
Bill Phillips: I guess not uncommon to have large numbers in small houses in those times
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 28 Mar 2018, 07:40
My apologies for calling to Bill Tiff.
Bill Phillips: Apologies accepted.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 28 Mar 2018, 07:47
I wonder if they were all taught to play an instrument, Bill
Bill Phillips: His one brother was certainly a musician Lisl
Hope he didn’t sit on the violin
Bill Phillips: He would have been told to stop fiddling with himself if he had
As has been said it has been made to look a bit of jumble to show what up to 9 people in one room needed to sit on etc. I was sitting listening to this beautiful piece of music, new to me, and then scrolled down and read your reply to Richard, it rather took the edge of it smile
Bill Phillips: Hahaha
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 28 Mar 2018, 14:00
A bit of a confusion, I can't imagine what it would have been like with the nine occupants all in there at the same time!
Bill Phillips: Nothing out of the ordinary in those days I imagine. I don't think I would have liked it!
a bit messy with the chairs just plunked down... but a great scene just the same....petersmile
Bill Phillips: It is a bit contrived
It looks like a second-hand shop. Beautiful composition.
Bill Phillips: It does rather Claudio
it would probably be cramped for even two, Bill. but i get what is meant here. i like your angle to show us this place.
Bill Phillips: In the Victorian and Edwardian eras this would not have been uncommon
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 28 Mar 2018, 18:46
It does all look rather cluttered. I like the copper kettle.
Bill Phillips: It was a bit cluttered and It didn't really work for me
The old saying about room for swinging a cat comes to mind.
Bill Phillips: Hahaha it does rather Martin
A nice bit of clutter!

Still no move on my account problem - nothing at all from SC in response to last mails. I first reported the problem on the 20th. So, after tomorrow, pics will appear on my Facebook page:
Bill Phillips: John Claeys <[email protected] Sorted out my problems a while ago. Have you tried this email address?
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 28 Mar 2018, 20:01
He started out in a little shared parlour and is now heard in symphony halls world wide.
Bill Phillips: For a long time his music was all but ignored
  • Ray
  • Not Germany...
  • 29 Mar 2018, 04:51
Looks the Bees Nees...
Bill Phillips: Do bees actually have knees?

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