Dora Hannan in Portsmouth - early 20th Century

from Those Happy Highways: an autobiography, page 23:

Along with other children in the road, we enjoyed elections, partly because it meant a holiday from school as the building was needed for the voting, and also it became very exciting, as, although we didn’t really understand what it was all about, we had our favourite candidate, often chosen because we liked his colours, much as in the same way that we hoped a certain college crew would win the boat race. We had a song which we sang at election times, and which, I suppose, was …   more >>

cite as

Dora Hannan, Those Happy Highways: an autobiography. In Brunel University, The Burnett Archive of Working Class Autobiographies, number 2:357, p. 23. accessed: 19 June, 2024

location of experience: Portsmouth


Dora Hannan

Listening to

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Election-time singing performed by Children

Experience Information

Date/Time early 20th Century
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Sat, 02 Jun 2018 14:17:45 +0100
Approved on Tue, 07 Aug 2018 10:58:55 +0100