Ethel M. Clark in Woolaston, Gloucestershire - early 20th Century

from Their small corner, page 80:

[The author’s childhood home was at a busy crossroads, next door to an inn and to the Post Office where her mother worked]. 


We often had the hurdy gurdy men outside our house with their capuchin monkey on the top of the hurdy gurdy. We also had the men with the dancing bears. They were huge black bears with a collar and chain. 

cite as

Ethel M. Clark, Their small corner. In Brunel University Burnett Archive of Working Class Autobiographies, number 2:148, p. 80. accessed: 15 June, 2024

location of experience: Woolaston, Gloucestershire


Listening to

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hurdy-gurdy and monkey

Experience Information

Date/Time early 20th Century
Medium live
Listening Environment in private, indoors

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Fri, 22 Jun 2018 15:29:46 +0100
Approved on Fri, 24 Aug 2018 16:28:39 +0100