Minnie Frisby in Worms Ash, Bromsgrove - 25 December, late 19th Century, in the morning

from Memories: Minnie Frisby, pages I.2:

[Minnie Frisby’s mother, Ann Jones, was a Nailer, herbalist, midwife and watercress farmer]


I remember following my mother downstairs that dark early Xmas morning, and she was cleaning the grate, which she always did before she lit the fire ; and all at once there was the sound of childrens voices outside singing the Carol, “As I sat on the Sunny Bank, on Christmas day in the morning”, it was some of my cousins who lived in the village, the Jones’. 

cite as

Minnie Frisby, Memories: Minnie Frisby. In Brunel Library The Burnett Archive of Working Class Autobiographies, number 1:250, p. I.2. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1532094243952 accessed: 24 May, 2024

location of experience: Worms Ash, Bromsgrove


Minnie Frisby
Domestic servant, dressmaker, Sunday School teacher, tavern worker

Listening to

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'As I sat on the sunny bank' performed by Children

Experience Information

Date/Time 25 December, late 19th Century, in the morning
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Fri, 20 Jul 2018 14:44:04 +0100
Approved on Sat, 01 Sep 2018 21:56:54 +0100