Colin Henderson in Norfolk - 1946

from Had I But Known, page 37:

[The author married John in October 1937; their son Colin, born in December 1939, was killed by his father in the late 1940s / early 1950s]


When he [Colin] was about seven and a half, he had a great longing to play the violin, and if a violin was playing on the radio, he would ask us to be quiet and would listen intently. After a time, when I felt he was really interested, I bought him a half size instrument, and he had lessons with a music teacher, herself a keen violinist. He was keen to learn, and enjoyed his lessons. 

cite as

Katherine Henderson, Had I But Known. In Brunel University, The Burnett Archive of Working Class Autobiographies, number 2:384, p. 37. accessed: 1 February, 2023

location of experience: Norfolk


Listening to

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Violin music

Experience Information

Date/Time 1946
Medium broadcast
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Sat, 02 Jun 2018 17:08:24 +0100
Approved on Tue, 17 Jul 2018 18:24:51 +0100