William Norman Collins in Buckfastleigh - November, 1917

from Last Man Standing, pages 177-178:

We were well on the road to recovery and the nurses there used to come and show the officers their photograph albums and fraternise, perhaps asking if we wanted a book read to us. There was some romance there but that was kept as far as possible from the eyes of the matron. She was a bit of a tartar and she frowned on that sort of thing, although it went on just the same... I used to organise dinner parties in a nearby farmer’s house where the farmer’s wife would put on a wonderful dinner, often a big joint of pork. We always used to drink far too much home-grown cider and then we …   more >>
cite as

Norman Collins, and Richard Van Emden (ed.), Last Man Standing (Barnsley, 2012), p. 177-178. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1402421334595 accessed: 20 September, 2017

location of experience: Buckfastleigh

Listeners

William Norman Collins
Soldier
1897-1998

Experience Information

Date/Time November, 1917
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors

Notes

Norman Collins served with the Seaforth Highlanders.


Originally submitted by hgb3 on Tue, 10 Jun 2014 18:28:54 +0100