Isobel Mary Bradbury in Crayke, North Yorkshire

from My end is my beginning, pages 15-16:

Then father said I must see his Aunt Dinah’s famous troupe of cats. So one market [day] I was taken and left at the small hamlet of Crayke on the outskirts of Norgarth, whilst father transacted business there […] Dinah called six names through the open window and presently six beautiful Persian cats, an uncommon smokey [sic]  grey in colour, appeared […] Their names, Dinah told me, …   more >>

cite as

Isobel Mary Bradbury, My end is my beginning. In Brunel University Burnett Archive of Working Class Autobiographies, number 2:871, p. 15-16. accessed: 12 July, 2024

location of experience: Crayke, North Yorkshire


Listening to

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unspecified singing performed by Aunt Dinah
Fiddle dance music performed by Aunt Dinah
Mouth organ performed by Aunt Dinah

Experience Information

Medium live
Listening Environment in private, indoors, solitary


This incident is undated. The few dates within the memoir suggest that it spans a period covering the very late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Fri, 29 Jun 2018 14:46:29 +0100
Approved on Wed, 08 Aug 2018 12:55:46 +0100