Maud Clarke in Tipton - the 1890's, at night

from Untitled: Maud Clarke memoir, page 5:

[Maud Clarke was one of seven children]


Children were sent to bed soon after teatime, all except baby who lay in a rocker wooden cradle by the fire, as mother sat with her endless sewing, mending and darning.


She soothed the often restless baby, by gently rocking the cradle with her foot, thus releasing her hands for this very necessary task. At this time we knew not of gramophones, radio or television, as mother sang a lullaby in the lamp-light, there being no gas-light (except in a few homes) nor electricity. 

cite as

Maud Clarke, Untitled: Maud Clarke memoir. In Brunel University Burnett Archive of Working Class Autobiographies, number 1:156, p. 5. accessed: 14 July, 2024

location of experience: Tipton


Maud Clarke

Listening to

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sung lullaby performed by Maud Clarke's mother

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1890's, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment in private, indoors

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Fri, 17 Aug 2018 14:38:33 +0100
Approved on Fri, 26 Oct 2018 11:24:31 +0100