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. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1402421334595 accessed: 27 September, 2023

location of experience: Buckfastleigh


William Norman Collins

Experience Information

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


Norman Collins served with the Seaforth Highlanders.

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