Alice Maud Chase in Portsmouth Guildhall - between 10 January, 1941, 12:00 AM and 1960
from The memoirs of Alice Maud Chase, page 48:
[Portsmouth Town Hall was hit by German bombs on 10 January 1941. It was re-built and re-opened in June 1959. When Portsmouth was raised to city status in 1926 the town hall was renamed Portsmouth Guildhall].
I stood out in Linden Grove [in Gosport] and saw the light in the sky of a hundred fires the night [Portsmouth Town Hall] was burnt down. Now it has been rebuilt and I have been there and heard the “Messiah” sung again after twenty years and enjoyed every minute of it. There is no doubt about it: I have lived.
Alice Maud Chase, The memoirs of Alice Maud Chase. In Brunel University Burnett Archive of Working Class Autobiographies, number 1:141, p. 48. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1529423961570 accessed: 25 March, 2023
Listening tohide composers
written by George Frederic Handel
|Date/Time||between 10 January, 1941, 12:00 AM and 1960|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, indoors, in public|