Collection date: Oct 1908
William Atkinson at Marylebone workhouse: age 80, 1 song ‘Six Dukes’ FT1960 on 9 Oct 1908: In FW1816 Sharp noted: ‘Born in York and plied his trade (a silversmith) in Sheffield and London. Learnt song from Frank Habershon, a native of Sheffield and lifelong friend and shop-mate. FH said the song was a ‘family relic’. He learned it from his father, who learned it from his father. WA could not remember all the words at first but added to them on 10 October and gave me the rest on 15 October’.
Biographical details yet to be researched