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Record 5129

Reading Experience:

"Anthony Errington, a Tyneside wagonway wright, sat down in 1823 to write out his life history ... After brief accounts of his parents and his infancy, he turned to his education: "'I Closely attended school to read ... haveing bean one month at school, at diner time I went into the Church yard to read the grave stones.'"
Century: 1700-1799, 1800-1849
Date: unknown
Country: England
Time: daytime
Place: other location: churchyard
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:Anthony Errington
Age Child (0-17)
Gender Male
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Labourer (non-agricultural)
wagonway wright
Occupation: school pupil
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:

Title: n/a
Genre: Unknown, Inscriptions on grave stones
Form of Text: Print: tombstone epitaphs
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: read in situ


Source Information:

Record ID: 5129  
Source - Print  
  Author: David Vincent
  Editor: n/a
  Title: The Rise of Mass Literacy: Reading and Writing in Moderrn Europe
  Place of Publication: Oxford
  Date of Publication: 2000
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 27
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: David Vincent, The Rise of Mass Literacy: Reading and Writing in Moderrn Europe (Oxford, 2000), p. 27,, accessed: 07 July 2022

Additional comments:

Quotation from A. Errington, Coals on Rails, ed. P. E. H. Hair (Liverpool, 1988) 31-2.



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