Maud Clarke in Tipton - between 1891 and 1893

from Untitled: Maud Clarke memoir, pages 12-13:

[Maud Clarke recalls in detail her experience of infant school, where she attended from age four to six]


The nursery rhymes were learned, and we sang very delightful short songs, as we danced around the maypole, which was fixed to the middle of the floor in the main room. 


Each boy and girl, one behind the other, held a different coloured ribbon, in order to plait and unplait the maypole, whilst the teacher played a pretty tune on ‘The harmonium’, a sort of combined organ and piano. 

cite as

Maud Clarke, Untitled: Maud Clarke memoir. In Brunel University Burnett Archive of Working Class Autobiographies, number 1:156, p. 12-13. accessed: 22 February, 2024

location of experience: Tipton


Maud Clarke

Listening to

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unspecified nursery rhymes performed by Children

Experience Information

Date/Time between 1891 and 1893
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Fri, 17 Aug 2018 14:41:54 +0100
Approved on Fri, 26 Oct 2018 11:29:01 +0100