Alice Maud Chase in Portsmouth - late 19th Century

from The memoirs of Alice Maud Chase, pages 51-52:

How came we, who were so poor, to have a piano? […] My grandfather Gamblin of Nelson Square […] died in February, 1887, when [my sister] Ruby was going on to be eight in the April. He had always been very anxious about her on account of her bad eyes. Perhaps he thought she might go permanently blind one day. At any rate, he left my mother his £30 insurance money with the solemn injunction to spend it …   more >>

cite as

Alice Maud Chase, The memoirs of Alice Maud Chase. In Brunel University Burnett Archive of Working Class Autobiographies, number 1:141, p. 51-52. accessed: 25 June, 2024

location of experience: Portsmouth


Alice Maud Chase
apprentice dress maker

Listening to

hide composers
hymns and carols
written by Ira David Sankey
'The Fairyland Waltz'
written by Charles Warren
performed by Uncle Ike

Experience Information

Date/Time late 19th Century
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Wed, 20 Jun 2018 07:22:57 +0100
Approved on Tue, 07 Aug 2018 16:52:44 +0100