Virginia Woolf in London - 12 May, 1926

from The diary of Virginia Woolf. Vol.3, 1925-30, pages 84-85:

The Strike was settled about 1.15 - or it was then broadcast.  I was in Tottenham Court Rd. at 1 & heard Bartholomew & Fletcher's megaphone declaim that the T.U.C. leaders were at Downing Street; came home to find that neither L. nor Nelly had heard this: 5 minutes later, the wireless.  They told us to stand by & await important news.  Then a piano played a tune.  Then the solemn broadcaster assuming incredible pomp & gloom & speaking one word to the minute read out: Message from 10 Downing Street.

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Virginia Woolf, and Anne Olivier Bell (ed.), The diary of Virginia Woolf. Vol.3, 1925-30 (Harmondsworth, 1982), p. 84. accessed: 25 June, 2024

location of experience: London


Virginia Woolf

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Date/Time 12 May, 1926
Medium broadcast
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors, in public

Originally submitted by Jo Reardon on Tue, 13 Oct 2015 12:17:55 +0100
Approved on Sat, 19 Dec 2015 17:24:52 +0000