George Gregory in Radstock, near Bath - early 20th Century, at night

from Untitled: George Gregory memoir, page 62:

Our greatest problem was to find a way to make our winter evenings pleasant, for we lived in semi-darkness during the day, having only the light from a tallow candle, and it could be dark on the surface after we had had a meal, and made ourselves clean; and there were five more hours before bed-time […] There were special treats occasionally when the round-a-bouts came for a week, or a menagerie or circus. Even so, we did not have much cash to spend on…   more >>

cite as

George Gregory, Untitled: George Gregory memoir. In Brunel University Burnett Archive of Working Class Autobiographies, number 1:283, p. 62. accessed: 21 July, 2024

location of experience: Radstock, near Bath


George Gregory
insurance payments collector, Miner: cart boy breaker, mine supervisor

Listening to

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mechanical music
Unspecified instrumental music performed by The Gregory Family

Experience Information

Date/Time early 20th Century, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors, outdoors, in public

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Thu, 06 Sep 2018 11:22:26 +0100
Approved on Sat, 27 Oct 2018 13:11:09 +0100