Dora Hannan in near Portsmouth - the 1910's

from Those Happy Highways: an autobiography, page 19:

We sometimes visited one of Dad’s sisters, Auntie Maud, a very childish woman, and in our view and vernacular, soppy ! However, she was the possessor of a musical box, which both delighted and fascinated us. It was kept locked, but she would play it for us, enjoying the tinkling tunes as much as we did, and as if she was hearing them for the first time; I loved that musical box and could never have enough of it, I suppose because I heard it so rarely. 

cite as

Dora Hannan, Those Happy Highways: an autobiography. In Brunel University, The Burnett Archive of Working Class Autobiographies, number 2:357, p. 19. accessed: 16 July, 2024

location of experience: near Portsmouth


Dora Hannan

Listening to

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music box

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Sat, 02 Jun 2018 13:49:33 +0100
Approved on Tue, 07 Aug 2018 10:39:41 +0100