February 8th 1936

Diary sub-note: Half Quarter Day.1587. Mary, Queen of Scots, executed.S.R. 7.29, S.S. 5.0 Had my hair washed. Played a match against St Michael’s, Horsley towers & won 7-6. Elise came to watch. I shared a case with Paddy & Gerry. Diary footnote, accompanying a photograph of an Afghan Hound: Afghan Hound. Although related to theContinue reading “February 8th 1936”

February 7th 1936

Diary sub-note: 1856. Annexation of OudeFull Moon, 11.19 a.m. Played quite well in games bothe [sic] morning & afternoon. Coached Jill Trench in goal. Liz came with Anne & me after breakfast. Miss Drake came to watch the dancing. Miss Ford praised my skipping and scotch steps.

February 5th 1936

Diary sub-note: 1881. Thomas Carlyle, author, died Julie came out with Anne & me in the morning. Went for 1 1/2 km ride up to Broadmore & saw the convicts. Mr Palmenton’s boys came to ride. “The Times” came & Mummie sent me a picture of Nancy & Billy & Faith & Pierre.

February 4th 1936

Diary sub-note: 1805. W.H.Ainsworth, novelist, born Julie went absent. I wrote to her. Had a letter from mummie. Played point. Miss Willson said I was doing “noble work” as point. Painted a flapjack for Andy’s birthday. Got a special mention for the match last Saturday. The sports references relate to the game of Lacrosse.

February 3rd 1936

Diary sub-note: 1809. Mendelssohn, composer, born Tishy came back. Lavender gave me Devonshire cream for tea. Went out with Anne, Pam & Easelia in break. Pam gave us biscuits with marmite on & sweets. I did well in gym lesson. Had “sing-song” in Miss Gurney’s room after supper.

February 2nd 1936

Diary sub-note: 4th [Sunday] after EpiphanyPurification of B.V.M.*Candlemas (Scottish Quarter Day)1594. Palestrina, musician, died Went to church. David Scott & I were the only two in the class. Wrote to Anne. Heard she had an operation for mastoid on Friday. Wrote to Mrs Schlund. B.V.M = Blessed Virgin Mary The mastoid is the skull boneContinue reading “February 2nd 1936”

January 16th 1936

Diary sub-note: 1809. Battle of Corunna. Death of Sir John MooreMoon: Last quarter, 7.41 p.m. Snowed. Had my hair done at Mr Allen’s. Took Yandi for a walk. Met Gilly. Went to children’s party. Had to entertain the children in the village. Had conjouring at the party. Listened to comic opera on the wireless.

January 15th 1936

Dairy sub-note: 1759. British Museum opened Went to Pangbourne. Mummie met me at the station. Drawing room been made into sitting room. Uncle Mac went to Mrs Milner’s cocktail party. Had the gramophone on until 10 o.clock. Went to bed. Peggy’s mother lived in Pangbourne, and her son would go to boarding school there 26Continue reading “January 15th 1936”