Verbena Daphne Brighton in Gissing Village Norfolk - 26 December, the 1920's, at night

from Nuts in May: memories of care-free days, page 111:

Suddenly a knock at the wall, it was the children next door, and after we replied by knocking back we listened at the thin part of the wall. “Please can the children come round?” Mother said “Yes, but du yu behave yourselves” so off we scampered […] [We] sat ourselves down round the table with the pretty little next door children as their gramophone played “The sinking of the Titanic”, and joined in the song …   more >>

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. 111. accessed: 18 May, 2024

location of experience: Gissing Village Norfolk


Listening to

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'Christians awake'
written by J. Wainwright
'Every man at his post'
'Lo he comes with clouds descending'
written by Thomas Olivers

Experience Information

Date/Time 26 December, the 1920's, at night
Medium playback
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Mon, 16 Jul 2018 17:12:03 +0100
Approved on Tue, 28 Aug 2018 14:06:04 +0100