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Record 11529

Reading Experience:

'Whilst waiting my turn and having observed all these things, I started to spell out a notice above the mirror, I could read enough. It said "Haircut: Men 3d., Boys 2d., Shaving, 1d." That was in 1893, near enough. Prices have gone up a little since then.'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Between 1 Jan 1893 and 31 Dec 1893
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: St Helens
county: Lancashire
other location: barber's shop
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, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: [unknown]
Title: [notice]
Genre: Ephemera
Form of Text: Print: Advertisement, Poster
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: read in situ


Source Information:

Record ID: 11529  
Source - Print  
  Author: Joseph Stamper
  Editor: n/a
  Title: So long ago
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1960
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 113
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Joseph Stamper, So long ago (London, 1960), p. 113,, accessed: 25 July 2024

Additional comments:



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