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 ended, to 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.
Violet Austin, Untitled: Mrs. Violet Austin memoir. In Brunel University Burnett Archive of Working Class Autobiographies, number 2:22, p. 7-8. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1532694714711 accessed: 13 July, 2020
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|unspecified street singing-- WWI veterans||performed by soldiers|
|Date/Time||at the end of the 1910's|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, outdoors, in public|