Violet Austin in Slough

from Untitled: Mrs. Violet Austin memoir, page 21:

In our small road lived a rather eccentric lady, who for some obscure childish reason, we called Auntie Acid Drops. She had short cropped curly grey hair, and one passionbrass bands. 


If the Salvation Army came round on Sunday morning, she would leave everything, and would be out in the road singing, and when they marched off, she would go with them, everything else forgotten. 

cite as

Violet Austin, Untitled: Mrs. Violet Austin memoir. In Brunel University Burnett Archive of Working Class Autobiographies, number 2:22, p. 21. accessed: 18 June, 2024

location of experience: Slough


Violet Austin
office worker

Listening to

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unspecified hymns-- Salvation Army performed by 'Auntie Acid Drops', Salvation Army

Experience Information

Medium live

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Fri, 27 Jul 2018 14:11:07 +0100
Approved on Thu, 04 Oct 2018 17:42:07 +0100