Mr. Thomas Jordan in County Durham - January, 1906

from Untitled: Thomas Jordan memoir, pages 4-5:

January 1906 ushered in my parting with school […] [and] my dad was adamant that I go to the pit because I will earn six-and-sixpence a week there […] [O]n a cool winter night I descended the mine to earn my living  […] There seemed to be wild excitement everywhere: overmen shouting, cursing and hurrying everyone into greater effort so that the precious coal could get to the surface and meet the demand of its buyers. All was …   more >>

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Mr. Thomas Jordan, Untitled: Thomas Jordan memoir. In Brunel University library Special Collections, number 1:405, p. 4-5. accessed: 20 April, 2024 (By permission of Brunel University Library, Special Collections.)

location of experience: County Durham


Mr. Thomas Jordan
coal miner, pit boy, Soldier

Listening to

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Unspecified Church and Chapel music performed by Choirs, Organist

Experience Information

Date/Time January, 1906
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Sat, 03 Nov 2018 10:46:27 +0000
Approved on Fri, 14 Dec 2018 11:13:12 +0000