Joseph H. Armitage in Hunslet, Leeds - 1918, at night

from The Twenty-three years, or the late way of life, page 84:

A drunken man even if he was a nuisance could be dealt with, and even if he was belligerant [sic],well the arm of the law could deal with that as well, but a drunken woman was a different problem altogether. There were no Police Women then and if (as often happened) the lady in question either refused or was unable to co-operate, then the only solution was a handcart if no other conveyance was available.

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cite as

Joseph H. Armitage, The Twenty-three years, or the late way of life. In Brunel University Burnett Archive of Working Class Autobiographies, number 2:15, p. 84. accessed: 27 May, 2024

location of experience: Hunslet, Leeds


Joseph H. Armitage
unskilled itinerant labourer

Listening to

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Drunken singing

Experience Information

Date/Time 1918, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment outdoors, in public

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Wed, 29 Aug 2018 13:56:18 +0100
Approved on Fri, 26 Oct 2018 14:53:48 +0100