Verbena Daphne Brighton in Gissing Hall, Norfolk - 19 July, 1919

from Nuts in May: memories of care-free days, pages 8-9:

[Peace Day marked the end of World War I]


Another early memory was of Peace Day. There were celebrations at Gissing Hall in the beautifully kept park and gardens. Everyone was there including Father with his Cockle Stall. A gramophone with a large horn bellowed forth ‘The Minstrel Boy’,fireworks exploded in all directions and a donkey who evidently objected to giving rides to children opened his mouth and displaying yellow teeth let out a war cry which so terrified me that I had to be brought home and put to bed. 

cite as

Verbena Daphne Brighton, Nuts in May: memories of care-free days. In Brunel University Burnett Archive of Working Class Autobiographies, number 2:104, p. 8-9. accessed: 22 June, 2024

location of experience: Gissing Hall, Norfolk


Listening to

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'The Minstrel Boy'

Experience Information

Date/Time 19 July, 1919
Medium playback
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors, in public

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Mon, 16 Jul 2018 14:11:43 +0100
Approved on Fri, 24 Aug 2018 18:23:51 +0100