Welcome to Peggy’s life in 1936
On Christmas Eve 2019 I re-discovered my Grandmother’s 1936 ‘school-girl’s diary’.
Peggy Newgass was born on February 22nd, 1920, which would have made her 100 this year. It felt like an apt time to publish her diary, one day at a time, as she wrote it, eighty four years ago.
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Jan: 24th AnnecyAnnecy is an old & beautiful town _ but dirty. It is very popular with British people, & a lot of English artists go there to paint. It is situated on the lake of Annecy. The town is not unlike Venice with little canals & bridges. There is a modern part of theContinue reading “Switzerland Journal January 24th 1937”
Today’s Dog Of The Week, as sketched by Peggy, is The Alsatian, modelled by Bobby.
Next in the back of Peggys diary are several pages she didn’t fill in. These are for:Films Seen During The Year. A suggestion for an alternative use for the page is noted at the bottom: “Gramophone Records Heard and Required”.An Autographs page.Cricket Matches.Netball Matches.Tennis Matches – two pages.