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

from Nuts in May: memories of care-free days, page 101:

[The author and her siblings anticipate Christmas and write letters to Santa, who replies]


[My] sister feeling up the chimney dislodged a grubby piece of paper with unfamiliar writing.


Dear Children

I will come on Christmas eve, but put your stockings in the same place with the names on them. It is a bit cold up here. 


With love from,

Santa Claus


Please sing some carols. 


 We sat and sang with all our might about the sleigh bells ringing and had no doubt as to the reality of Santa Claus in those happy days, everything was fairyland.

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. 101. accessed: 28 February, 2024

location of experience: Gissing Village Norfolk


Listening to

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Christmas carols performed by The Brighton children

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Mon, 16 Jul 2018 16:37:21 +0100
Approved on Tue, 28 Aug 2018 12:48:13 +0100