Dora Hannan in Portsmouth - the 1910's, at night

from Those Happy Highways: an autobiography, page 11:

On one side of the [recreation ground] there ran the railway line and beyond that the Workhouse or Union. We could see inmates of this drab place working or walking about, they seemed to us a race apart, and I always felt sorry for the children there in such dreary clothes and penned away from other people. There was one bright spot concerning the Workhouse, and that was a band composed of some of the boys. This was established in 1866, when approximately £30 had been …   more >>

cite as

Dora Hannan, Those Happy Highways: an autobiography. In Brunel University, The Burnett Archive of Working Class Autobiographies, number 2:357, p. 11. accessed: 9 February, 2023

location of experience: Portsmouth


Dora Hannan

Listening to

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Workhouse band performed by Boys

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1910's, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors, in public

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Sat, 02 Jun 2018 13:43:39 +0100
Approved on Tue, 07 Aug 2018 10:31:43 +0100