VAD nurses et al. in Cheltenham - 10 September, 1915

from Diary of Gabrielle West, 10 Sept. 1915, page 35:

Sept 10th We have all been to an entertainment given to wounded, VADs, etc in the opera House. The place was packed. We have a real live professional as patient. He has a beautiful tenor & sang "Trumpeter what are you sounding now". Annie Laurie & Keep the Home Fires Burning. It was fine to hear all the tommies roaring the choruses. Heard one of the VADs in the audience remark "Yes everyone seems to have been invited, "Even those cooks & the others" Who are those "others" more degraded even than cooks?
cite as

Gabrielle West, Diary of Gabrielle West, 10 Sept. 1915. In World War I Diary of Miss G. West, volume 6 (City of Alexandria, 2004), p. 35. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1393862273536 accessed: 22 November, 2017

location of experience: Cheltenham

Listeners

Listening to

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Annie Laurie
Keep the Home Fires Burning
Trumpeter what are you sounding now

Experience Information

Date/Time 10 September, 1915
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in public

Notes

The venue was Cheltenham opera house, and the wounded soldiers, VADs and servants were from Naunton Park V. A. Hospital, a Red Cross hospital in Cheltenham.


Originally submitted by hgb3 on Mon, 03 Mar 2014 15:57:53 +0000