Dora Hannan in Portsmouth - 11 November, 1918

from Those Happy Highways: an autobiography, page 25:

Came the great day when [World War I] hostilities ended, and, and the world went mad, not the least of these were the people in our road. The whole neighbourhood seemed to gather outside in the street, even though it was November, and till late in the evening we were singing, dancing, ringing bells, banging anything that would make a noise,and a lad called Robbie, one of a large family who lived opposite us, had a bugle which he blew loud and long. Bedtime was forgotten for once,…   more >>

cite as

Dora Hannan, Those Happy Highways: an autobiography. In Brunel University, The Burnett Archive of Working Class Autobiographies, number 2:357, p. 25. accessed: 19 May, 2024

location of experience: Portsmouth


Dora Hannan

Listening to

hide composers
celebratory bugle playing performed by Boy
celebratory singing

Experience Information

Date/Time 11 November, 1918
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors, in public

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Sat, 02 Jun 2018 14:36:33 +0100
Approved on Tue, 07 Aug 2018 11:08:00 +0100