Jean Court in Bristol - in the beginning of the 1930's

from Living in the lane, page 8:

The local dancing teacher […] Mrs Barnes’ daughter took part in a concert on one occasion in the Parish Hall. She wore short black pants black tights and carried a top hat and cane while she sang “Walking my Baby back home”. I thought she put it over marvellously. Later on she too became a dancing teacher and the Peggy Barnes dancers appeared in every pantomime, Also at the concert we saw magic lantern slides and even an old Charlie Chaplin film. [My sister] Mary was asked to sing a carol solo and her voice sounded very small and sweet.  

cite as

Jean Court, Living in the lane. In Brunel University Burnett Archive of Working Class Autobiographies, number 2:188, p. 8. accessed: 23 April, 2024

location of experience: Bristol


Jean Court

Listening to

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'Walking my Baby back home'
written by Fred E. Ahlert
performed by Peggy Barnes
unspecified Christmas carol performed by Mary (Jean Court's sister)

Experience Information

Date/Time in the beginning of the 1930's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Sat, 09 Jun 2018 16:58:11 +0100
Approved on Tue, 07 Aug 2018 13:09:09 +0100