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Sunday Music

Source: The Illustrated London News, Nov. 17, 1855, p.595

At a meeting of the Town-council of Helensburgh (Scotland), held on Saturday last, the Provost produced a petition to her Majesty, handed him by some gentlemen for signature, of the council, craving the suppression of music in Kensington Gardens, London, on Sunday. Councilor Hendry did not think the council of Helensburgh had any thing to do with English practices. They might as well ask her Majesty to prohibit music in churches as in gardens on the other side of the border. The members were generally of opinion that, what­ever might be the merit, of the question, they were not called upon to interfere, and the parties getting up such petitions were taking the worst possible means of accomplishing their purpose, even if it were a good one.