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

from Those Happy Highways: an autobiography, pages 8-8cont.:

On Sundays we were dressed in our best clothes […] and off we went to Sunday School mornings and afternoons in the Wesleyan Methodist Church. We went there because it was much nearer than the Parish Church where we had been christened […] We were always very keen to keep up regualr [sic] attendance at Sunday School as we were then rewarded with an outing into the country in the summer. I liked going too, for the singing, of which there was an abundance, good hearty hymns with tunes that were easy to learn and with which we were really able to let ourselves go, and enjoy. 

cite as

Dora Hannan, Those Happy Highways: an autobiography. In Brunel University, The Burnett Archive of Working Class Autobiographies, number 2:357, p. 8-8cont.. accessed: 14 July, 2024

location of experience: Portsmouth


Dora Hannan

Listening to

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hymn singing performed by Sunday School children

Experience Information

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


The extract runs over pp. 8-9, but in the Burnett Archive MS page 9 is numbered as 8 cont.

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Sat, 02 Jun 2018 13:35:51 +0100
Approved on Tue, 07 Aug 2018 10:25:44 +0100