Dora Hannan in Portsmouth - the 1910's

from Those Happy Highways: an autobiography, pages 5-6:

That living room of my childhood is indelibly printed on my memory as a place of love, comfort and happiness, a refuge in times of trouble, and always that caring figure [of my mother] with the gentle, capable hands and soft cosy lap when we felt poorly […] How hard she worked to keep everything, including us clean and sparkling. I never realized till I myself married, just how hard my mother must have worked, and how she must have juggled with the pennies to feed and clothe [all …   more >>

cite as

Dora Hannan, Those Happy Highways: an autobiography. In Brunel University, The Burnett Archive of Working Class Autobiographies, number 2:357, p. 5-6. accessed: 23 July, 2024

location of experience: Portsmouth


Dora Hannan

Listening to

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popular musical hall songs performed by Mrs. King (Dora's mother)

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1910's
Medium live
Listening Environment in private, indoors


Additional biographical information taken from the Working Lives project website:

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Sat, 02 Jun 2018 13:17:40 +0100
Approved on Tue, 07 Aug 2018 10:12:29 +0100