Verbena Daphne Brighton in Gissing Village, Norfolk - the 1920's

from Nuts in May: memories of care-free days, pages 30-31:

[Verbena Daphne Brighton describes what happened on Saturdays when she was a child, following chores and a bath]


Having been cleaned and tidied the next thing was a visit to the shop which was in the lower street and about a mile from our house […]


The door bell hung on a piece of steel and went ding-ding as we opened the door, and ding-ding as we shut it again. From out the sitting room came the shop keeper singing away, hobbling with painful arthritis but never a complaint.

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. 30-31. accessed: 10 August, 2022

location of experience: Gissing Village, Norfolk


Listening to

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unspecified singing performed by Shopkeeper

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1920's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Mon, 16 Jul 2018 14:45:14 +0100
Approved on Tue, 28 Aug 2018 10:40:46 +0100