Frank Goss in Derka Primary School, Oldham, Lancashire - 1907

from My Boyhood at the turn of the century, page 175:

Lessons were also given in the top standards in French and German [...] German was taken by the teacher of standard two—a Mr. Schultz. He embodied every characteristic which our somewhat insular imaginations then tended to associate with the German nation […] At our formation marching displays in the playground, he always appeared carrying a huge drum which he beat with two woolly-headed drum sticks. The drum was supported on his rotund stomach [.] 

cite as

Frank Goss, My Boyhood at the turn of the century. In Brunel University Burnett Archive of Working Class Autobiographies, number 2:331, p. 175. accessed: 13 June, 2024

location of experience: Derka Primary School, Oldham, Lancashire


Frank Goss

Listening to

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unspecified drumming-- school drill performed by Mr. Schultz

Experience Information

Date/Time 1907
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors, in public

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Thu, 30 Aug 2018 17:52:37 +0100
Approved on Fri, 26 Oct 2018 17:06:28 +0100