Welcome to Peggy's life in 1936

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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November 28th 1936

Diary sub-note: 1721. Cartouche, highwayman, executedFull Moon, 4.12 p.m.S.R. 7.39, S.S. 3.57 Had letter from Daddy.Went shopping in the town & I bought my things for fancy dress. Had a nice drawing lesson. Diary footnote, accompanying a photograph of a Skye Terrier: THE SKYE TERRIER. Here is an example of Nature’s adaptability. The climate ofContinue reading “November 28th 1936”

November 27th 1936

Diary sub-note: B.C. 8. Horace, Latin poet, died Went riding. My last ride this term. Had a letter & my little coat for fancy dress from Andy & pictures of David from Mary.

November 26th 1936

Diary sub-note: Martinmas Fire Insurance ceases 1850. Marshal Soult died Nancy’s birthday. Went to see “Le Tartuff” & walked all the way back in the dark, looking at the shops. Wrote to Julie.

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