Lillie Scales in London - 30 September, 1917

from Diary of Lillie Scales, 30 Sept. 1917, pages 109-110:

George got in last night about 7.15 and at 8.45 we heard the guns begin, and we had a very bad time. We went into the kitchen, and the firing was continuous, shells whistling around us, and engines humming, and occasionally a loud deep dreadful noise like a bomb.... [A] public house at the corner of Hornsey and Seven Sisters roads had its basement blown away.... Many were killed here. Some of our choir left London today. We managed an anthem this morning, but poor Mrs Hancock who took the solo was so shaky that she nearly broke down. This evening we had the service at 5.30 and we had a …   more >>
cite as

Lillie Scales, Diary of Lillie Scales, 30 Sept. 1917. In Peter Scales (ed.), A Home Front Diary 1914-1918 (Stroud, 2014), p. 109-110. accessed: 27 February, 2024

location of experience: London


Experience Information

Date/Time 30 September, 1917
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Thu, 08 May 2014 16:42:38 +0100