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Record 7839

Reading Experience:

'As our roads home from school lay for a considerable distance in the same direction, Tommy Davies...and I generally walked home together, making numerous stoppages along the way to read, admire and compare the playbills of the different theatres. One afternoon in the latter end of the month of October we were going home, when our attention was forcibly arrested by a bill of an unusually attracive character. It was a very large, very highly coloured and very profusely illustrated bill...'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Between 1 Oct 1840 and 31 Oct 1840
Country: England
Time: afternoon
Place: city: London
other location: street
Type of Experience (Reader):
silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown
Type of Experience (Listener):
solitary reactive unknown
single serial unknown

Reader/Listener/Reading Group:

Reader:Tommy Davies
Age Child (0-17)
Gender Male
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Labourer (non-agricultural)
Occupation: n/a
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
With friend Thomas Wright
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: [n/a]
Title: [playbill]
Genre: Drama
Form of Text: Print: Broadsheet, Poster, playbill
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: read in situ


Source Information:

Record ID: 7839  
Source - Print  
  Author: Thomas Wright
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Some habits and customs of the working classes
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1867
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 155-156
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Thomas Wright, Some habits and customs of the working classes (London, 1867), p. 155-156,, accessed: 06 July 2020

Additional comments:

probably 1840



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