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Record Number: 11530


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'None of the periodicals shown there are alive today. There was "Ally Sloper's Half-Holiday", my favourite comic. When Father had a spot of overtime in, he used to buy a copy on Saturday, coming home from work with his wages and give it to me. Ally Sloper was always front page and full page. He was a comical man with a great bulbous nose, a wide grin, and he wore a tall hat that had a definite waist. He had a ma-in-law, and other relatives who were always making difficulties for him, but he always scored off them in the end. R.I.P. Ally.'

Century:

1850-1899, 1900-1945

Date:

unknown

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: St Helens
county: Lancashire

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:

Joseph Stamper

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

14 Oct 1886

Socio-Economic Group:

Labourer (non-agricultural)

Occupation:

son of ironmoulder

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:

Charles Henry Ross

Title:

Ally Sloper's Half-Holiday

Genre:

Fiction, Ephemera

Form of Text:

Print: Serial / periodical

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

11530

Source:

Print

Author:

Joseph Stamper

Editor:

n/a

Title:

So long ago

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1960

Vol:

n/a

Page:

160

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Joseph Stamper, So long ago (London, 1960), p. 160, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=11530, accessed: 05 October 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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