Ruth Cox in Dukinfield - 1897

from White Knob Row, page 3:

During my sixth year 1897, Queen Victoria was celebrating her Golden Jubilee year. Her Majesty visited Ashton and we all saw her. She was riding in a landau, dressed in black and white. We stood on Stamford Street, Ashton and crowds of people stood on either side and as she passed she waved and we waved our flags. We wore red white and blue rosettes. We had been given a holiday to go and see the Queen. The day after when we went back to school we were taken to the Old Hall Chapel and we sang “Rule Brittannia” [sic] and God Save the Queen and various hymns. 

cite as

Ruth Cox, White Knob Row. In Brunel university, The Burnett Archive of Working Class Autobiographies, number 1:184, p. 3. accessed: 21 July, 2024

location of experience: Dukinfield


Ruth Cox
Mill worker (weaver)

Listening to

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'God Save the Queen' performed by Children
'Rule Britannia'
written by Thomas Arne
performed by Children
hymns performed by Children

Experience Information

Date/Time 1897
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Sat, 02 Jun 2018 18:28:03 +0100
Approved on Fri, 29 Jun 2018 17:33:51 +0100