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The Original Glen Rock Carol Singers

 
 
The Original Glen Rock Carol Singers Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 30, 2015
1. The Original Glen Rock Carol Singers Marker
Inscription.  The English contingent in the village of Glen Rock was increased during the year 1848 by the arrival directly from England of Charles Heathcote, Mark Radcliffe, and George Shaw. As the yuletide season approached, on Christmas Eve 1848, Charles Heathcote, Mark Radcliffe, and George Shaw enlisted the help of Mark and James Heathcote. These five individuals went from house to house serenading the villagers of Glen Rock. The first four individuals named sang, while James played the bassoon.

It is most likely that the intent of these five men was to continue the English tradition to which they were accustomed, and that was the singing of carols outdoors as part of their observance of Christmas. Glen Rock was still a very small village in December 1848 with only seven families to serenade.

This carol singing tradition in Glen Rock has continued unbroken since 1848, as the carolers each year have, and will continue to, endure whatever the elements might have for them, including rain, snow, and bitter cold winds. Among the rewards for each caroler past and present, is the knowledge each singer had, or has, that he has helped to
The Original Glen Rock Carol Singers Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, August 2, 2019
2. The Original Glen Rock Carol Singers Marker
maintain for another year this long and worthy tradition, an inheritance exclusively ours.

This monument is dedicated to all those who have served as a caroler in the past, those who are serving at the present, and those who will step up to carry on this tradition in the future.
 
Erected 2014 by Mr. & Mrs. Rodney L. Krebs and Family.
 
Location. 39° 47.655′ N, 76° 43.944′ W. Marker is in Glen Rock, Pennsylvania, in York County. Marker is at the intersection of Water Street and Heritage Rail Trail Park Crossing, on the left when traveling south on Water Street. Marker and monument are about 100 feet south of the intersection of Pennsylvania Route 216 and Water Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 59 Water Street, Glen Rock PA 17327, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Creek and Rail (a few steps from this marker); Trains, Grains, and More Trains (a few steps from this marker); From Sawmill to Wherley's (a few steps from this marker); The Glen Rock Woolen, Flour, and Feed Mill (within shouting distance of this marker); The Glen Rock Woolen-Flour & Feed Mill (was within shouting distance of this marker but has been reported
The Original Glen Rock Carol Singers Monument and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 30, 2015
3. The Original Glen Rock Carol Singers Monument and Marker
permanently removed. ); Cold Spring Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); Roland Forrest Seitz (within shouting distance of this marker); J. F. & H. O. Neuhaus (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Glen Rock.
 
Also see . . .
1. Glen Rock Carolers. (Submitted on April 9, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Welcome to Glen Rock PA. (Submitted on April 9, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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The Original Glen Rock Carol Singers Sculpture image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 30, 2015
4. The Original Glen Rock Carol Singers Sculpture
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on August 12, 2019. This page originally submitted on April 9, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 233 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on April 9, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   2. submitted on August 3, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   3, 4. submitted on April 9, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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