Nora Hampton (1895-1918): Biographical Entry – Writing Lives

Nora Hampton (1895-1918): Biographical Entry

3:0068 HAMPTON, Nora, ‘Memories of Baptist End, Netherton, Dudley in the period 1895-1918’, TS, pp.63 (c.26,000 words). Brunel University Library.

Born 21 Nov 1895 at Netherton, Dudley. Eldest child of a boot and shoe repairer. Educated at Netherton Board School; Netherton Girls’ Council School; Higher Elementary School; Dudley Girls’ High School; Sunday School. Puritan upbringing. Married, with 2 sons and a daughter. Lived in Netherton for period covered by narrative.

Student teacher (1914); uncertificated teacher (1915-).

No details of interests or activities.

The narrative is centred around the home, family and school, offering ‘scraps and scenes’ from her comfortable childhood and talking of her ancestry; transport; holidays; home remedies; dress; reading matter; electioneering; impact of World War I. Hampton provides a particularly useful account of her schooldays and later experiences as a teacher in the period 1914-18.

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