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Record Number: 10301


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'At one of the three occupied tables by the windows sat two women, one about thirty, the other probably no more than 18. They were talking and laughing excitedly. The elder one took a newspaper cutting from her hand and handed it to the younger, and they were quiet while she read it. At the next table sat a middle aged man reading a periodical, and next to him sat two girls who neither moved nor spoke to each other. The man who was reading took out a cigarette and lit it without taking his eyes off the paper.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

31 Oct 1940

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

n/a

Type of Experience
(Reader):
 

silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Type of Experience
(Listener):
 

solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown


Reader / Listener / Reading Group:

Reader:

anon

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Unknown/NA

Occupation:

n/a

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

[n/a]

Title:

[newspaper cutting]

Genre:

Ephemera

Form of Text:

Print: Newspaper

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

10301

Source - Manuscript:

Other

Author:

File Report 475, October 1940, Worcester, Notes general study of town (JA and DA), p. n/a, in Mass Observation Online (access to this site is restricted to purchasing institutions, please see http://www.amdigital.co.uk/collections/Mass-Observation-Online for details). http://www.massobservation.amdigital.co.uk,

Citation:

File Report 475, October 1940, Worcester, Notes general study of town (JA and DA), p. n/a, in Mass Observation Online (access to this site is restricted to purchasing institutions, please see http://www.amdigital.co.uk/collections/Mass-Observation-Online for details). http://www.massobservation.amdigital.co.uk, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=10301, accessed: 27 November 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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