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Record Number: 11532


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'There was the "Police News" and the "Police Budget". I don't think these had any connection, officially, with the police, that was just their name. They specialised in depicting crime in pictures, and also the manly arts of boxing and wrestling. The most sensational crime of the previous week was always given on the front page; and if it was murder by knife or gunshot, there was always oceans of blood sloshed about the picture, and the dying man's face was horrific with his agony. These journals were printed on pink newsprint.'

Century:

1850-1899, 1900-1945

Date:

unknown

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: St Helens
county: Lancashire
other location: newsagent's shop window

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:

[n/a]

Title:

Police Budget

Genre:

Law, Ephemera

Form of Text:

Print: Serial / periodical

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

read in situ


Source Information:

Record ID:

11532

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=11532, accessed: 05 October 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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