Diary sub-note: 1782. Royal George sunkS.R. 6.7, S.S. 7.54 Bathed 3 times. Mr, Mrs, Peggy & Anne Joseph came. We went up the river for a little run. Had lunch at the café in Potter Higham. Diary footnote, accompanying a photograph of a Kerry Blue Terrier: THE KERRY BLUE TERRIER. Though arbitrarily allocated to Co.Continue reading “August 29th 1936”
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August 22nd 1936
Diary sub-note: 1914. Battle of CharleroiS.R. 5.56, S.S. 8.9 Went to Great Salhouse broad. Bathed in the afternoon. Joy & I tracked daddie, And & Muriel on a walk. Diary footnote, accompanying a photograph of a Japanese Spaniel: THE JAPANESE SPANIEL. These little dogs have been known in this country for at least a hundredContinue reading “August 22nd 1936”
August 16th 1936
Diary sub-note: 10th [Sunday] after TrinityLammas Fire Insurance ceases1807. Gas first used to light London streets Knitted all the morning. Went to tea with the Coads. Lesley had a tennis party.
August 9th 1936
Diary sub-note: 9th [Sunday] after Trinity1914. Battle of LiègeMoon: Last Quarter, 9.59 p.m. Took Jean into the park. Went back home. Went over to the Arnisons for tea & supper. I had a splitting headache. David went for his holiday in Dalmatia.
August 2nd 1936
Diary sub-note: 8th [Sunday] after Trinity1914. German troops crossed the French frontier Went to see some puppies at Nancy’s sister’s. Went to Stratford via Warwick castle, Kenilworth castle, Coventry, & Leamington. Went over the new memorial theatre at Stratford & had tea at the Shakespeare Hotel.
August 1st 1936
Diary sub-note: Lammas Day (Scottish Quarter Day)1914. Germany declared war on RussiaS.R. 5.23, S.S. 8.49 Went to Nuneaton to stay with Anne. Mr Bourne, Anna, Harry & Pat came to fetch me in their new Wolsey car. Diary footnote, accompanying a photograph of an Irish Water Spaniel: IRISH WATER SPANIEL. At first sight he isContinue reading “August 1st 1936”
July 21st 1936
Diary sub-note: 1588. The Armada arrived off England Had German & Grammar exams, the last one. We went bathing & swam with Edie & the remove* *In English public schools the “Remove” was a form (class) of children; typically a year group between, for example, the fourth form and fifth form.
July 11th 1936
Diary sub-note: 1708. Battle of OudenardeMoon: Last Quarter, 5.28 p.m.S.R. 4.56, S.S. 9.14 It rained & so we played ping-pong & bagatelle in the gym in the afternoon. I played with Julie. The junior team played St Mary’s convent & lost 9-0 matches. Diary footnote, accompanying a photograph of a Great Dane: THE GREAT DANE.Continue reading “July 11th 1936”
July 10th 1936
Diary sub-note: 1212. Great Fire on London Bridge Played rounders & used the new rounders posts. Drako came to watch for a bit. Meg & Mora were the captains. I was on Mora’s side. Continued letter to Susan – 12 sheets.
July 9th 1936
Diary sub-note: Midsummer Fire Insurance ceases1797. Edmund Burke, statesman, died Played team games in the gym because it rained so hard. Primrose & I were captains of the 2 sides. Messed about after supper.