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Record 1965

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
Witness statement in trial for housebreaking: John William Harrison: "he (William Heath) was up in a corner of the tap room of the Castle and Falcon, which is very dark -it was on Sunday, the 6th of July, between eleven and twelve o'clock; that part of the room is particularly dark -he was stooping down, reading the newspaper, which was the reason I could not see his face."
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 6 Jul 1828
Country: England
Time: morning: between 11 and 12 o'clock
daytime: between 11 and 12 o'clock
Place: city: London
other location: Castle and Falcon public house, tap room
   
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:William Heath
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Labourer (non-agricultural)
Occupation: n/a
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: n/a
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author:
Title: n/a
Genre: Ephemera
Form of Text: Print: Newspaper
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: borrowed (other)
newspaper of the public house

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 1965  
Source - Manuscript Other
  Author: Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, 1 August 2006), 11 September 1828, Trial of William Heath and Mary Lowther (t18280911-58),

Citation: Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, 1 August 2006), 11 September 1828, Trial of William Heath and Mary Lowther (t18280911-58), http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=1965, accessed: 24 September 2022

Additional comments:

 

 

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