Joan Crossley-Holland et al. in Swanbourne Preparatory School, Swanbourne, Buckinghamshire - at the end of 1951

from The Hidden Roads: A Memoir of Childhood, pages 122–123:

We were allowed ‘out’ three times each term: twice for a Sunday, once for a whole weekend. 

[…] 

After my very first outing from Swanbourne, I pressed my mother to stay for Sunday evensong.  First she said no.  Then, against her better instincts, she said yes. […] 

My mother stood near the back of the congregation and I took my place in the choir.…   more >>

cite as

Kevin Crossley-Holland, The Hidden Roads: A Memoir of Childhood (London, 2009), p. 122–123. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1546773349112 accessed: 10 August, 2022

location of experience: Swanbourne Preparatory School, Swanbourne, Buckinghamshire

Listeners

Joan Crossley-Holland
art gallery director, potter
1912-2005
Kevin Crossley-Holland
children's author, Novelist, Poet, translator
1941-

Listening to

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'The day Thou gavest'
written by C.C. Scholefield
performed by boys and congregation in Swanbourne Preparatory School chapel

Experience Information

Date/Time at the end of 1951
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Notes

Kevin Crossley-Holland describes his life as a boarder at Swanbourne Preparatory School, which he attended from September 1951 until July 1954.


Originally submitted by lcc5 on Sun, 06 Jan 2019 11:15:49 +0000
Approved on Fri, 24 Jul 2020 14:43:42 +0100