Alice Maud Chase in Portsmouth - between 1899 and in the beginning of the 1900's

from The memoirs of Alice Maud Chase, pages 32; 35:

When I had been working [as an apprentice dress-maker] for three years and was approaching my nineteenth year, first the South African War broke out and the whole country broke out in a rash of patriotism and sang all kinds of jingoistic songs about the streets. It made a change and a bit of excitement. It also caused a lot of bitterness, because not everyone thought it was justified. 


The years sped by and the South African War still languished on, and patriotism flagged and jingo songs ceased to excite us, and the old Queen fell ill. 

cite as

Alice Maud Chase, The memoirs of Alice Maud Chase. In Brunel University Burnett Archive of Working Class Autobiographies, number 1:141, p. 32; 35. accessed: 22 July, 2024

location of experience: Portsmouth


Alice Maud Chase
apprentice dress maker

Listening to

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jingoistic song

Experience Information

Date/Time between 1899 and in the beginning of the 1900's
Medium live
Listening Environment outdoors, in public

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Tue, 19 Jun 2018 15:59:24 +0100
Approved on Tue, 07 Aug 2018 15:45:40 +0100