THE SINGERS

George B. Gardiner's singers by location - updated from original research by Tim Radford, who thirty years ago had used the information in Frank Purslow's song books and James Reeves' The Everlasting Circle.
Hampshire locations in bold. Entries in red don't seem to match with the Take6 database?

Where there is additional biographical information on the singers it is linked from their name.

Alresford - Mrs. Davey - William Gulliver -John Jackson - W. Hemming - Mr Eddols
Alresford Workhouse - Sydney Childs
Alverstock Workhouse - James Brading
Andover - Stephen Phillimore - William Winter - Charles Bell - Esther Newman - Charles Hobbs - Robert Guyatt - Charles Wilshire
Avington - Richard Hall (Noted as from Itchen Abbas, Hall lived and worked all his life in Avington).
Axford - Mrs. Marty Munday - Alfred Oliver - Daniel Newman - Mrs. Charlotte Hall - Richard Laney - Alfred Goodyear - Mrs. Sarah Goodyear - Daniel Goodyear - Elizabeth Randall - Emma Hopkins
Bartley -
Fred Osman - Henry Blake - Frank Harrington - James Hiscock - Albert Doe - William Wilkins
Basingstoke - David Marlow - Charles Chivers - Henry Adams - James Brown - Henry Day -
David Clements - James Bishop - James Channon - George Steel - William Doulton
Basingstoke Workhouse - Alfred Porter
Bath (Somerset) - Henry Athrelpho
Bishop's Sutton - Richard Read
Bournemouth - Dr. Graham
Cadnam - Henry (Harry) Purkiss
Catherington Workhouse - William Knight - William Hill
Chalton  - Thomas Gilmore
Cheriton  - William Brown - William Mills - Charles Mills
Combe Florey (Somerset) - Henry Conybeare
Compton - William Messenger
Cornwall - Helston - Mr J. Boaden - E. Quintrell - William Lugg ?
Cornwall - Launceston - Mr. Rickard or Rickart (of Fernhill?)
Cornwall - St.Columb -Fanny Stevens
Cornwall - St.Petherwin - Thom. Bennett
Cornwall - Wadebridge - Mr. W. Rundle
Dibden - Alfred Stride
Dummer - Mrs North - James Lake
East Stratton - William Cole - Richard Haynes
Easton - Chas. Hobbes - Benjamin Arnold - William Stratton - George Grace - William Mason
Ellisfield - James Channon (see Basingstoke) - Mrs. Randall (see Preston Candover)
Emery Down - Moses Blake
Fareham - George Smith - Edward Ross - James Phillpot - Charles Mould - Robert Nicholson
Farnham Workhouse (Surrey) - Henry Norris - George Chatt - Thomas Brewer
Harting (Sussex) - Thomas Bulbeck
Hannington - Unidentified 1906 and 1907
Hartley Wintney - Mrs. Knight - William Holland -Thomas Sandon
Hartley Wintney Workhouse - Charles Biggs - Henry Brown -John Matthews - George Gregory -Samuel Grey - Mrs Edwards - David Snugg
Hursley - William Randall
Itchen - Thomas Alfred Cooper
Itchen Abbas - Richard Hall (see Avington)
Kingsclere - Charles Taylor
Kingsclere Workhouse - Mr Rolf
Lyndhurst - Alfred Fulford - Charles Windebank - Henry Stansbridge  - Mrs. King - Henry King
Marchwood - Charles Bull (Snr) - Samuel Bull
Medstead - William Bone - Miss Bone - Mrs. Barnes
Micheldever - George Digweed -
Isaac Hobbs - James Buckland - Charles Woodhouse
Henry Braxton

Minstead - George Hiscock - Henry Gaylor - Phillip Gaylor -Mr. Oliver
Oakley - Jesse Cole - Goliath Cole
Old Alresford - William Gulliver - John Jackson -
Mr. Broad
Passfield, nr Liphook - James Ray (Gipsy)
Petersfield - William Garratt - William Albery - E. Frankham (Gipsy) - Mr. Taylor
Portsmouth - Thomas Jones
Portsmouth Infirmary - Frank Shilley - John Brown - John Churchill
Portsmouth Workhouse  - Robert Giles - Thomas Mills - Thomas Jones - William Godfrey - James Watson - Charles Bateman - Frederick Fennemore - Henry Griffiths - Thomas Stone -
Frank Gamblin - James G. Bounds - William Tod - Henry Saville - James Pike - James Dyer -
Mrs. Pyne George B. Kemsley - Thomas Heather - David Gough -
 Miss Sawyer - Mrs. Ansell - James Parsons
Preston Candover - Daniel Wigg - Moses Mills - George Whiteland - Mrs. Hall, Mrs. Randall
(See Ellisfield)
Privett - Richard Titheridge
Salisbury (Wilts) - Charles Shears
Sheet - George Collier
Sholing - Liberty James
Southampton - George Cooper -Thomas Hampton - Betsy Rimlett - Mrs. Dawes - Mrs. Billett - Florence Cox - Mrs. Curling - Mrs. Maria Etheridge - George Blake (see St. Denys)
Southampton Workhouse - E. Shergold - John Norman - Frederick White - Job Read
St. Denys - George Blake (on Take6 database as Southampton)
Stoney Cross - Frank Phillips
Tichborne - George Baldwin - Mrs. Burke
Titchfield - William Burgess - Thomas Bowers - William Stockley - Mr. Windsor
Trowbridge (Wilts) - Mrs. Park
Twyford - John Carter - Henry Godwin - William Smith - Mrs.Chalk
Upper Farringdon - James Brooman - also 12 songs incorrectly listed to James Blooming -
William Clark
Whitchurch - Henry Lee - Miss Lee
Winchester - Charles Gamblin - John Childs - Thomas Alderman - George Lovett - John Hatch - George J. Macklin - John Watmore - James Stagg - James Neill

No Location - James Childs (possibly Winchester?)

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E.T. Sweeting's singers:

Twyford - James Herridge

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Bob Copper's singers:

Axford - Enos White - George Fosbury
Cheriton - Victor (Turp) Brown
Mapledurwell - Steve Goodall - Fred Hewett - Mrs Hewett
North Waltham - Frank (Mush) Bond - Jim Barrett - Mrs. Lottie Mabel Chapman
Popham - Ben Butcher

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Gwilym Davies' singers: songs collected 1970 -1973

Crondall - Mr. Davis
Long Sutton - Charlie Milam
North Warnborough - Arthur Baker
Odiham - Tom Lovegrove - Unidentified woman
Shedfield - George Privett
Steep - Jack Oakley - Annie Dodd - John Dodd
Tunworth - Mr Lucas
Upton Grey - Mrs. Hunt

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Paul Marsh's singers: songs collected 1976 -

Adhurst St Mary - Henry Goodchild
Ashurst Common - Bob Harvey (son of Arthur)
Alresford - Bob Mills
Bishop's Waltham - Freddie Cooper
Calmore - Mr. Donovan
Colden Common - James Goodchild
Basingstoke - Sam Bond
Hatchett Pond - Arthur Harvey
Hythe - Joe Stone
Lyndhurst - Walter "Punch" Callen
Marchwood - Mrs. Doris Nicholas
Otterbourne - Tom Goodchild
Preston Candover - Bill Hopkins
Pooks Green - Arthur Williams
Shedfield - George Privett
Steep - John Dodd - Ellen McCutcheon - Malcolm Jolin
Winchester - Gordon "Dusty" Miller

plus numerous recordings of traditional musicians and people who took part in or remembered the Christmas Mummers - recollections, play texts, tunes and some songs.

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