Joseph H. Armitage in Leeds - the 1920's, at night

from The Twenty-three years, or the late way of life, page 173:

Even in the 1920's the shops were all open until late at night, not only in the centre of Leeds, but along Waterloo Road and Hunslet Lane as well and shoppers thronged the pavements. 


On Friday night especially at intervals of a few hundred yards there would be disabled or blind people selling matches, playing an instrument, singing cap-in-hand, or just openly begging.

cite as

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. 173. accessed: 18 June, 2024

location of experience: Leeds


Joseph H. Armitage
unskilled itinerant labourer

Listening to

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unspecified busking music performed by Disabled people

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1920's, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment outdoors, in public

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Wed, 29 Aug 2018 14:05:25 +0100
Approved on Fri, 26 Oct 2018 15:05:35 +0100