Edward Stewart-Humphries in Plymouth - 1899

from Childhood: an autobiography of a boy from 1889-1906, page 14:

There were 67 boys in my class [at the Higher Grade School, Plymouth] and I managed without undue effort to hold a position among the top twenty-five [...] Our curriculum was vastly different from that taught today, […] the three R’s were considered of primary importance […] We had some singing which I remember included 'The Last Rose of Summer'. Our only musical instrument, however, was a tuning fork. 

cite as

Edward Stewart-Humphries, Childhood: an autobiography of a boy from 1889-1906. In Brunel University Library, Special Collections, number 1:361, p. 14. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1541264334593 accessed: 18 July, 2024 (By permission of Brunel University Library, Special Collections.)

location of experience: Plymouth


Edward Stewart-Humphries
hotel labour, milkman, odd jobs boy, Soldier

Listening to

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'The Last Rose of Summer' performed by school boys

Experience Information

Date/Time 1899
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Sat, 03 Nov 2018 16:58:55 +0000
Approved on Tue, 01 Jan 2019 11:35:17 +0000