Marjorie Annie Potter
Mum was born in Eye in Suffolk in 1906 one of a family of ten children (five brothers and four sisters). Her father George was a gamekeeper there and later they all moved to Sussex where she attended school in Lower Beeding and entered service at Buck’s Head House where she met Charlie and marrying in 1931.
In the early 1950’s they were attracted by the square dance boom setting up the Horsham dance club in 1954 which still continues to date, and helped set up The Horsham Song Swappers Club with Tony Wales and her son Terry in early 1958.
She and Charlie collected many songs and tunes from her younger years as this was their means of entertainment as all the family sung and played instruments. This collection was presented to Horsham Museum in 1998. Later in life she taught herself the violin with a Scottish musician friend.
(Terry Potter 2017)
Morn was fair the sky was clear, The
Time passes over more cheerful and gay, The
Shepherd of the Downs being weary of his port, A
'Twas on one summer's evening all in the month of May
Here's adieu sweet lovely Nancy, ten thousand times adieu
As I walked out one May morning down by a river side
Jolly young soldier a letter did write, A