Verbena Daphne Brighton in Gissing Village, Norfolk - the 1920's, at night

from Nuts in May: memories of care-free days, page 28:

[Verbena Daphne Brighton, who had eleven siblings,  grew up in ‘a funny old house, built in the late 17thcentury, of wattle and daub… The thatched roof was owned solely and completely by sparrows’, p. 1] 


Finally we were all asleep, the leaves on the poplar trees rustled, the sparrows shuffled in the thatch, and mother cleaned out the grate ready for the morning singing to herself hymns that she had learnt at Tibenham Chapel. 

cite as

Verbena Daphne Brighton, Nuts in May: memories of care-free days. In Brunel University Burnett Archive of Working Class Autobiographies, number 2:104, p. 28. accessed: 22 July, 2024

location of experience: Gissing Village, Norfolk


Listening to

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unspecified hymns performed by Mrs Brighton

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1920's, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Mon, 16 Jul 2018 14:40:19 +0100
Approved on Tue, 28 Aug 2018 10:36:15 +0100