Kevin Crossley-Holland et al. in Whiteleaf, near Princes Risborough - between at the end of the 1940's and in the beginning of the 1950's

from The Hidden Roads: A Memoir of Childhood, page 66:

From time to time, [my sister] Sally and I sat and listened with my father to records (78s, of course) on the gramophone.  At Crosskeys, the house rule for listening to music of any kind was that we should do so attentively and in silence, and never, never, as background noise.  This is a practice I have observed to this day.  When my father was away, and we were making too much of a rumpus in our little cottage, my mother’s solution …   more >>

cite as

Kevin Crossley-Holland, The Hidden Roads: A Memoir of Childhood (London, 2009), p. 66. accessed: 25 May, 2024

location of experience: Whiteleaf, near Princes Risborough


Kevin Crossley-Holland
children's author, Novelist, Poet, translator
Peter Crossley-Holland
BBC radio producer, Composer, ethnomusicologist, professor of music […]

Listening to

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unspecified gramophone records
Symphony No. 6, 'Pathétique'
written by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky

Experience Information

Date/Time between at the end of the 1940's and in the beginning of the 1950's
Medium broadcast, playback
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Sat, 05 Jan 2019 17:16:02 +0000
Approved on Fri, 24 Jul 2020 14:23:48 +0100