Violet Austin in Slough - at the end of the 1910's

from Untitled: Mrs. Violet Austin memoir, pages 7-8:

I was almost 4 years old at the outbreak of the First World War […] My eldest brother enlisted as soon as he was eighteen […]. George was killed in 1917, at the age of nineteen […] It was so sad after the war endedto see the demobbed soldiers, wearing medals, singing in the streets for money, or selling matches or bootlaces. How bitter they must have felt. There was no work for them. 

cite as

Violet Austin, Untitled: Mrs. Violet Austin memoir. In Brunel University Burnett Archive of Working Class Autobiographies, number 2:22, p. 7-8. accessed: 18 July, 2024

location of experience: Slough


Violet Austin
office worker

Listening to

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unspecified street singing-- WWI veterans performed by soldiers

Experience Information

Date/Time at the end of the 1910's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors, in public

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Fri, 27 Jul 2018 13:31:55 +0100
Approved on Thu, 04 Oct 2018 18:15:39 +0100