Switzerland Journal November 26th 1936

Thurs: Nov 26th. Le Tartuff*. A play written by Molier. It is a comedy about a family, the father of which is very fond of a man called Tartuff who is a hypocrite. Orgon, the father, offers Tartuff his daughter for marriage but the daughter is in love & wishes to marry another man. TartuffContinue reading “Switzerland Journal November 26th 1936”

December 26th 1936

Diary sub-note: S. Stephen. Bank Holiday 1716. Thomas Gray, poet, born S.R. 8.5, S.S. 3.56 Set of[sic] for La Lenk. The train was crammed. Danced in the evening until 10.30. Nice hotel with all English people. Diary footnote, accompanied by a photograph of a Wire Haired Terrier: THE WIRE HAIRED TERRIER. We owe the wireContinue reading “December 26th 1936”

June 20th 1936

Diary Sub-note: 1837. Accession of Queen VictoriaS.R. 4.42, S.S. 9.20 Played a tennis match against Horsley Towers & lost 1-6 matches. There was a thunder storm in the middle of the match. I fagged* on the hard court. *possibly tagged/lagged… Diary footnote, accompanying a photograph of a French Bulldog: FRENCH BULLDOG. Opinions are divided asContinue reading “June 20th 1936”

Peggy’s younger years

Despite Peggy’s entry for December 27th her diary doesn’t start properly until January 1st, so in the meantime I thought I’d provide a little background about her life. Born on February 22nd, 1920, in London, Peggy was brought up by her parents, Sylvia Hughes d’Aeth (pronounced Death) and Edgar Newgass, who had shortened his nameContinue reading “Peggy’s younger years”