Henrietta Burkin in Sidley, near Bexhill-on-Sea, Sussex - 1940

from Memoirs of Henrietta Burkin, page 56:

[The author moved to Bexhill after marrying Harry Burkin 25 October 1935, and their daughter Elaine was born March 1937. Her memoir includes detailed information about adjusting to the threat / reality of German bombing during World War II, and her husband’s absence after he was called up]


The Army were billeted in the Grammar School at the bottom of our garden, so there was plenty of activity, a tune on the saxophone sometimes. They weren’t so particular about their lights at night as we were! 


cite as

Henrietta Burkin, Memoirs of Henrietta Burkin. In Brunel University Burnett Archive of Working Class Autobiographies, number 2:118, p. 56. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1529671248737 accessed: 17 April, 2024

location of experience: Sidley, near Bexhill-on-Sea, Sussex


Henrietta Burkin

Listening to

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unspecified saxophone music

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Date/Time 1940

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Fri, 22 Jun 2018 13:40:49 +0100
Approved on Thu, 16 Aug 2018 12:23:16 +0100