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Record 12383

Reading Experience:

'Monday 2nd August. We did not go out today, it being Bank Holiday. We stayed in, had a nice quiet day with some music, some reading, talk and smokes. Very satisfactory. There is a story in the book I am reading at present which I found interesting as seeming to point to Waterloo Bridge having been, before, a subject of just such controversy as rages round it at present. Story goes as follows ? It being remarked that some people were opposed to the building of Waterloo Bridge because it would spoil the river. Luttrell (a social figure of the late XVIIIth century) exclaimed, ?By Gad Sir, if a few very sensible people had been attended to, we should still be champing acorns. What amuses me is that people are now opposing the alteration and enlargement of the present structure on the grounds that its destruction will spoil the river!'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: 2 Aug 1926
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Liverpool
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:Gerald Moore
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 16 Jun 1903
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Coffee then Cocoa broker, working for Unilever - United Africa Company
Religion: none
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: unknown
Genre: Social Science
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 12383  
  Source - Manuscript
  Author: Gerald Moore
  Title: MS Diary 1926
  Location: Private Collection
  Call no: MS Diary 1926
  Page/folio: n/a

Citation: Gerald Moore, MS Diary 1926 Private Collection, p. MS Diary 1926, p. n/a,, accessed: 27 February 2024

Additional comments:

This material Copyright Andrew Neill Vanson Moore, and Shirley Frances Gould-Smith.



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