Verbena Daphne Brighton in Gissing village, Norfolk

from Nuts in May: memories of care-free days, pages 122-123:

[Uncle George—‘Shindy Cooper’—was the Gissing village shoemaker]


He was such a happy man and would sit hammering away, his mouth full of nails, and never miss a hit, or else, when his mouth was empty, singing “Dispoaor [word unclear = 'Disposer'?] Supreme”—and then look up to see those faces peering over the door. “Hello Hello, Lordy, Lordy, look whose here, oll Collie’s gals, come on in!” (My father was known as ‘Collie Brighton’).

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. 122-123. accessed: 18 July, 2024

location of experience: Gissing village, Norfolk


Listening to

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'Disposer Supreme'
written by William Croft, William Croft
performed by Shindy Cooper

Experience Information

Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors, in public

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Mon, 16 Jul 2018 17:16:44 +0100
Approved on Tue, 28 Aug 2018 14:17:03 +0100