Aaaah, the old Tent Hall. I used to go there on my own when I was 16 to 18. I used to sit up on the balcony on the right side and watch all the girls sitting opposite me.
I remember the big hands of William Barkley holding on to the sides of the podium as he leaned slightly forward to speak.
Then there were the poor old down and out's sitting unseen below the curve of the blacony.
William B. would be giving it his all and when something hit a chord with those poor folks down below, you would here them shouting in agreement, ...Haaaalleluah, Praaaaise the Lord, Aaaaamen.
Good to see your photo martin_glasgow, thank you for the memory.
Never plucked up the courage to speak to those wee crackers sitting opposite me.
Innocent, innocent days.