Nora Isabel Adnams in Barkingside, Essex - between 1904 and June, 1911
from My memoirs of Dr. Barnardo's home , page 20:
There was a time when I had a little tin musical box from my own Mother for a present, naturally I played and played it, in the end I had it taken away. Without any warning it was put on the fire with my Christmas cards. Did I carry on? Of all the mean, horrible things to do to a child. I worshipped my own Mother, and then to have the few treasures she had sent me destroyed, I cried for days, but it could not bring my treasures back.
Nora Isabel Adnams, My memoirs of Dr. Barnardo's home . In Brunel University Burnett Archive of Working Class Autobiographies, number 2:859, p. 20. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1528785310779 accessed: 22 March, 2023
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|Date/Time||between 1904 and June, 1911|
|Listening Environment||in private, indoors|
Nora Adnams and four of her nine siblings were placed in Barnardo’s Homes when the family was made destitute because her father suffered an injury that prevented him from working. She was three years old at the time (1904) and was returned to her family, along with her siblings, six years later.