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Record Number: 33672


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'This afternoon I was off duty, so went to the cliffs on the other side of the village. Got down behind a hedge in the shade and read "Cycling". Many German and Chinese workmen were not far away.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

22 Aug 1917

Country:

France

Time

afternoon

Place:

city: Wimereux
county: Pas-de-Calais
specific address

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:

Thomas Wainwright

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

2 Oct 1887

Socio-Economic Group:

Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder

Occupation:

Private, Royal Army Medical Corps

Religion:

Nonconformist

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

France

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

[n/a] [n/a]

Title:

Cycling

Genre:

Sport / Leisure

Form of Text:

Print: Serial / periodical

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

33672

Source:

Print

Author:

n/a

Editor:

Lyn Dyson

Title:

Uncle Tom's Letters: The Letters of Private Thomas Wainwright, 1914-1919

Place of Publication:

[Great Britain]

Date of Publication:

2013

Vol:

n/a

Page:

113

Additional Comments:

letter to parents, 22 August 1917

Citation:

Lyn Dyson (ed.), Uncle Tom's Letters: The Letters of Private Thomas Wainwright, 1914-1919, ([Great Britain], 2013), p. 113, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=33672, accessed: 06 August 2020


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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