Edward Stewart-Humphries in London, England - between 1903 and 1906

from Childhood: an autobiography of a boy from 1889-1906, page 49:

[The listening experience is part of Edward Stewart-Humphries’ recollections of enjoying London’s Music Halls, 1903 – 1906, when he worked as a page boy and similar jobs at hotels and private clubs]. 


A ticket for a Sunday Orchestral Concert at the Alhambra was passed on to me and I remember sitting in the stalls, lonely and bewildered, wearing my jockey cap (then the vogue for lads) surrounded by gentry and longing for the first interval so as to escape into Leicester Square. 

cite as

Edward Stewart-Humphries, Childhood: an autobiography of a boy from 1889-1906. In Brunel University Library, Special Collections, number 1:361, p. 49. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1541268232775 accessed: 19 April, 2024 (By permission of Brunel University Library, Special Collections.)

location of experience: London, England


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

Listening to

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unspecified orchestral concert music

Experience Information

Date/Time between 1903 and 1906
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Sat, 03 Nov 2018 18:03:53 +0000
Approved on Tue, 01 Jan 2019 12:17:31 +0000