2: 489 LUMB, Nora, ‘Childhood Memories – 1912 onwards’, TS, pp.12 (c.5,500 words). Brunel University Library. Born 1912 in Sunderland. 3rd child of a railway clerk. Started elementary school at age 4 and eventually won a scholarship to grammar school. Also attended Sunday School. Married. Lived in Sunderland for period covered by the narrative.No details of occupations.Member of Band of Hope.
Fond memories of a poor childhood, providing information on ancestry and family life; the home; domestic chores; pocket money and penny purchases; plain food and home-made clothes; diseases and medical treatment; schooling; church life; games. The narrative ends with the author having just won a scholarship to grammar school
‘Nora Lumb’ in John Burnett, David Vincent and David Mayall (eds) The Autobiography of the Working Class: An Annotated, Critical Bibliography 1790-1945, 3 vols. (Brighton: Harvester, 1984, 1987, 1989): 2:489