Dora Hannan in Portsmouth - the 1910's, in the morning

from Those Happy Highways: an autobiography, pages 4-5:

When we had to stay indoors […] we had to be very inventive, and there was one game we played which even now after half a century has the effect of making me feel the laughter gurgling up inside me albeit that the tears for those happy carefree days, “where I cannot come again” are not far behind. This game was played first thing in the morning, and we called it “Balcony Seats”. It was always great fun except for Mum, who had to cope with the dishevelled bedclothes afterwards, but she never forbade us to …   more >>

cite as

Dora Hannan, Those Happy Highways: an autobiography. In Brunel University, The Burnett Archive of Working Class Autobiographies, number 2:357, p. 4-5. accessed: 3 October, 2023

location of experience: Portsmouth


Dora Hannan

Listening to

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singing children in a domestic environment performed by Dora Hannan, Children

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1910's, in the morning
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Sat, 02 Jun 2018 13:11:53 +0100
Approved on Tue, 07 Aug 2018 09:58:35 +0100