February 20th 1936

Diary sub-note: 1855. Joseph Hume, statesman, died There were some pictures of “David” in the Morning Poste [sic] & I started the curse. Anne’s fancy dress came. Saw that Anne Harrison had another operation for mastoid. Getting on well but still very weak. Got a star for piano. Hermione Phayre took prep for 1/2 hour.

February 19th 1936

Diary sub-note: 1843. Adelina Patti, singer, born Played games (goal). Rained all morning. The Garth hunt came through the woods & we went to see them. Read a letter from Joy. Wrote to Joy. Couldn’t ride because I had been absent. It was lovely & sunny in the afternoon. Had a letter from Andy. AndyContinue reading “February 19th 1936”

February 18th 1936

Diary sub-note: 1546. Martin Luther, reformer, died Had breakfast in bed. Came down after the 1st lesson at 10.50. Was not allowed to go out at all & so Marjory & I looked at pictured of “David” & the Queen. Lavender gave me a marvellous book called “Our Ambassador King”. Liz’s birthday. She is 15.Continue reading “February 18th 1936”

February 17th 1936

Diary sub-note: Candlemas Fire Insurance ceases1673. Molière, French dramatist, died Spent the day in my room on account of tonsillitis. Finished part of my history book & started & finished “The Willing Horse”. Primrose’s birthday (13) Lavender wrote me a sweet note.

February 16th 1936

Dairy sub-note: 1762. Martinique taken by the British Came down stairs. Was late for Sunday school. Wrote to Andy & Dordor. Andy’s birthday & she is 26. Miss Gurney read to us from “The life story of Princess Marina”. Andy was Peggy’s step-mother.‘Dordor’ was what Peggy called her Grandmother.

February 15th 1936

Diary sub-note: 1900. Relief of KimberleyMoon: Last Quarter, 3.45 p.m.S.R. 7.17, S.S. 5.13 Had a long practice. Spent the day in my room reading history books & mending on account of a cold. Went to bed at 6.40 & went to sleep at about 7.50. Diary footnote, accompanying a photograph of an Airedale Terrier: TheContinue reading “February 15th 1936”

February 13th 1936

Dairy sub-note: 1692. Massacre of Glencoe Played in goal. Miss Willson said that I “was playing very well & the team would miss me on the field but they can’t have me everywhere.” Played songs on my pipes after supper. Had a piano * *The asterisk symbolises a star (achievement), rather than alluding to aContinue reading “February 13th 1936”

February 12th 1936

Diary sub-note: 1554. Lady Jane Grey executed* Went for a ride on the road. Saw people skating on King’s Mere. Was late for prep. Had to practice after supper. *Lady Jane Grey was the shortest-reigning British monarch, spending just nine days on the throne. Her story is fascinating, you can read about it here: https://www.historic-uk.com/HistoryUK/HistoryofEngland/Lady-Jane-Grey/

February 11th 1936

Diary sub-note: 1650. Descartes, French philosopher, died Miss Nunn(?) didn’t come. Had a hour’s history lesson with Miss Drake on Cecil Rhodes* instead of drawing. Wrote a comp: on Rhodes & had free time instead of Handicrafts. *(From Wikipedia) Cecil John Rhodes PC was a British businessman, mining magnate and politician in southern Africa whoContinue reading “February 11th 1936”