Violet Austin in Public Hall, Slough - the 1910's, in the afternoon
from Untitled: Mrs. Violet Austin memoir, page 6:
Saturday was the best day of the week [....] [We played outside on summer Saturdays and had picnics]. On winter Saturdays we were allowed to go to the “pictures” in the afternoon.
Slough had no real Cinema then, so films were shown in the Public Hall, a building used for every kind of function.
There was a pianist who watched the screen, and thumped out the appropriate music for each film. It could hardly be heard, as we all booed and hissed the villains.
Violet Austin, Untitled: Mrs. Violet Austin memoir. In Brunel University Burnett Archive of Working Class Autobiographies, number 2:22, p. 6. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1532694449982 accessed: 10 December, 2023
Listening tohide composers
|piano music to accompany silent film|
|Date/Time||the 1910's, in the afternoon|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, indoors, in public|