Selection of documents relating to Maud Hummerston

Made:
1920-1929
maker:
British Broadcasting Corporation

Selection of documents relating to Maud Hummerston's time working for 2LS (the Leeds-Bradford BBC radio station).

This collection of ephemera, including a home-made scrapbook, photographs, newspaper cuttings, receipts and personal memorabilia tells the story of Maud Hummerston’s time as ‘Auntie Nora,’ a children’s storyteller on BBC radio during the 1920s.

Maud performed on Children’s Hour shows, as well as Women’s Topics (Famous Gardens, Famous Houses and Fashions). She spoke in her native Yorkshire accent for Children’s Hour, which led to complaints from parents that they “did not pay wireless licenses to have their children listen to the Yorkshire dialect."

Details

Category:
Television
Object Number:
2003-5017
Materials:
ink and paper (fibre product)
type:
documents
taxonomy:
  • component - object
credit:
National Media Museum, Bradford