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Record 13718

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'"I just went down the Post an' when I come back it was as flat as this 'ere wharfside - there was just my 'ouse like-well, part of my 'ouse. My sissus were just making me a cup of tea for when I come 'ome. She were in the passage between the kitchen and the wash-'ouse, where it blowed 'er. She were burnt right up to 'er waist. 'Er legs were just two cinders. And 'er face... The only thing I could recognize 'er by was one of 'er boots... I'd 'ave lost 15 'omes if I could 'ave kept my missus. We used to read together. I can't read mesen. She used to read to me like. We'd 'ave our arm-chairs one either side o' the fire,. And she read me bits out o' the paper. We 'ad a paper every evening. Every evening.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 1 Jul 1941 and 31 Jul 1941
Country: England
Time: evening
Place: city: Hull
   
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: unknown
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Unknown/NA
Occupation: unknown
Religion: unknown
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
The husband, who is now recollecting the times when his wife used to read to him before she died at a bombing.
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author:
Title: [newspaper]
Genre: news
Form of Text: Print: Newspaper
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 13718  
Source - Manuscript Other
  Author: File Report 844, Date August 1941, Title HULL, p. 5, 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 844, Date August 1941, Title HULL, p. 5, 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/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=13718, accessed: 23 June 2024

Additional comments:

 

 

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