Walter J.E. Elliott in Bexhill-on-Sea, Sussex - the 1890's, in the morning

from Untitled: Walter J.E. Elliott memoir, page 8:

[Walter Elliott’s Aunt Marm ran the Little Common sub post office, located in the Village Stores, which was owned and run by the author’s father, Richard Elliott]


I could mention lots of things about Aunt Marm […] [S]he joined the Salvation Army and in time became their Secretary. I remember one Easter Sunday morning she got up very early, walked two miles into Bexhill and joined in with the S.A. band which marched round the streets at six A.M. with the big drum banging singing Christians Awake salute the happy morn. 

cite as

Walter John Eugene Elliott, Untitled: Walter J.E. Elliott memoir. In Brunel University Burnett Archive of Working Class Autobiographies, number 1:227, p. 8. accessed: 19 July, 2024

location of experience: Bexhill-on-Sea, Sussex


Walter J.E. Elliott
cycle and motor mechanic, Post Office telegram messenger boy, soldier (army mechanic)

Listening to

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'Christians awake salute the happy morn'
written by John Wainwright
performed by Aunt Marm, Salvation Army

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1890's, in the morning
Medium live

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Wed, 25 Jul 2018 12:32:31 +0100
Approved on Tue, 09 Oct 2018 20:17:07 +0100