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Record Number: 10606


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'A young middle class man comes and sits on a seat nearby, and reads a book. Behind the rank on the top people are sitting. Noone seems very interested in the soldiers. Two kids, girls, crawl on the grass near one end of the rank, but they appear to be as much interested in their own game as in the soldiers. Two prams. Mothers gossiping - about five. Young girl, reading.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 9 Sep 1939 and 30 Sep 1939

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Bolton

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:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Unknown/NA

Occupation:

child

Religion:

unknown

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:

unknown

Title:

unknown

Genre:

Unknown

Form of Text:

Print: Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

10606

Source - Manuscript:

Other

Author:

File Report 301A, June 1940, FIRST WEEKLY MORALE REPORT, p. 27, 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 301A, June 1940, FIRST WEEKLY MORALE REPORT, p. 27, 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=10606, accessed: 02 July 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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