Joseph H. Armitage in Hunslet, Leeds - 1918
from The Twenty-three years, or the late way of life, page 75:
It would be wrong for me to move forward too quickly to leave 1918 behind, without mentioning a feature of life that was a part of it. This was the number of “Characters”.
One such character was our own local milkman. He was a very religious man and he got the sobriquet of “Little Jesus” because as he trudged patiently along with his two big cans, he sang hymns quietly to himself. Both he and his wife were both quiet and friendly and most folk liked them.
Joseph H. Armitage, The Twenty-three years, or the late way of life. In Brunel University Burnett Archive of Working Class Autobiographies, number 2:15, p. 75. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1535546880977 accessed: 5 March, 2024
Listening tohide composers
|unspecified hymn singing
|performed by Milkman