Violet Austin in a trip from Slough to Burnham Beeches, - the 1910's

from Untitled: Mrs. Violet Austin memoir, pages 8-9:

In summer, we had a Sunday School treat. We always went to Burnham Beeches, just a few miles from Sough. 


We travelled in well cleaned coal carts […] We sang as we went along, at the tops of our voices. 


On arriving we played games, had tea […] Afterwards we spent our money, so carefully saved […]. On the way home, we sang again, jingles passed down for years, and would arrive home tired and grubby, but very happy. 

cite as

Violet Austin, Untitled: Mrs. Violet Austin memoir. In Brunel University Burnett Archive of Working Class Autobiographies, number 2:22, p. 8-9. accessed: 14 July, 2024

location of experience: a trip from Slough to Burnham Beeches,


Violet Austin
office worker

Listening to

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unspecified children's singing performed by Children

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Fri, 27 Jul 2018 13:36:23 +0100
Approved on Thu, 04 Oct 2018 17:03:16 +0100