Title:
Memories of Burnham from 1900 - Daily Life - Interview with Elizabeth Cooke, 1975
Level: Category
Sound Archive
Level: Fonds
BURNHAM LOCAL HISTORY SOCIETY
Scope and Content:
Interview with Mrs Elizabeth Cooke, born in Burnham-on-Crouch in 1893; detailed account of shops, shopkeepers, prices in Burnham in young days; poverty in Burnham, soup kitchen; memories of flower and corn fields before roads and houses built; husband ran haulage business started by his father in 1880 before railway came to town - account of how mail and goods were carried and transport used; children's upbringing, childhood games, entertainments, concerts, hobbies, regattas and fairs, kinds of food and cooking; Christmases; church going, Sunday School; anecdotes about chimney sweeps.

Speakers: Elizabeth Cooke; John Booth
Dates of Creation:
1975
Extent:
70 minutes 46 seconds
Creator Name:
John Booth
Copyright:
Contact Burnham Local History Society
Publication Notes:
"That Time o' Day": A self-portrait of Burnham-on-Crouch and thereabouts in the early twentieth century, from tape recordings made for the Burnham and District Local History and Amenity Society, compiled by John Booth (Ian Henry Publications, 1986) ISBN: 0-86025-404-6

Key terms

TypeKey termsDescription
Subjects Charities Memories of Burnham from 1900 - Daily Life, 1975
Subjects Environment Memories of Burnham from 1900 - Daily Life, 1975
Subjects Environment Memories of Burnham from 1900 - Daily Life, 1975
Subjects Retail Memories of Burnham from 1900 - Daily Life, 1975
Subjects Transport Memories of Burnham from 1900 - Daily Life, 1975
Document Types Sound recording Memories of Burnham from 1900 - Daily Life, 1975