Agnes Cowper in Liverpool - the 1880's, at night

from A backward glance on Merseyside, page 28:

Many young people of today have received the impression that life, for those of my childhood days, was dull and rather miserable. I deny it. The streets, lit by gas-light, were neither dull nor dark, for through the slats of venetian blinds there streamed forth beams of light, as in homes aspiring to gentility the girls of the family were taught to play the piano, and father and mother took care that practising was regularly undertaken. So, from many of the …   more >>

cite as

Agnes Cowper, A backward glance on Merseyside, volume 2nd edition (Birkenhead, 1952), p. 28. accessed: 12 April, 2024

location of experience: Liverpool


Agnes Cowper
librarian, shop assistant

Listening to

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'The Robin's Return'
written by Leander Fisher
performed by a girl
'Silvery Waves'
written by A.P. Wyman
performed by a girl
'The Maiden's Prayer'
written by Tekla BÄ…darzewska-Baranowska
performed by a girl
Brahms waltzes, no. 1
written by Johannes Brahms
performed by a girl

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1880's, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment outdoors, in public

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Thu, 05 Jul 2018 11:55:13 +0100
Approved on Thu, 16 Aug 2018 15:07:40 +0100