Violet Austin in Lee, south-east London

from Untitled: Mrs. Violet Austin memoir, page 20:

[Violet Austin was the youngest of four siblings] 


The Aunt and Uncle who lived at Lee [near Lewisham] were the only relatives close to our family except for our grandfather, our mother’s father. He was a darling, happy man, who spoiled us all. 


We children would stay with our Aunt and Uncle, but only one at a time. They were not used to children. We loved them. Uncle would let us try to play his zither and we read Aunt’s very uplifting books “The Wide Wide World”, “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” etc. 

cite as

Violet Austin, Untitled: Mrs. Violet Austin memoir. In Brunel University Burnett Archive of Working Class Autobiographies, number 2:22, p. 20. accessed: 20 April, 2024

location of experience: Lee, south-east London


Violet Austin
office worker

Listening to

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unspecified zither tunes performed by Children

Experience Information

Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Fri, 27 Jul 2018 14:05:13 +0100
Approved on Thu, 04 Oct 2018 17:37:00 +0100