Diary sub-note: 1st [Sunday] in Advent1530. Cardinal Wolsey died Wrote to the Remove* & Anne at Luckley. Did a picture for Escalade. Had a headache all day. *The Remove was a class at school – Luckley being the school Peggy attended before going to Switzerland.
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”
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.
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.
Diary sub-note: 1626. Edward Allyn, founder of Dulwich College, died It was bitterly cold. Had a horrid music lesson. Had letters from Mummie, Anne & Edie. Mummie sent me the music of Glamorous Night.* *Glamorous Night is a musical by Ivor Novello, first produced in 1935
Diary sub-note: 1916. Sir Hiram Maxim, inventor, died Went for a walk. Had an extra singing lesson. Knitted quite a lot. Mlle Hartmann in quite a good temper.
Diary sub-note: 1407. Duke of Orleans assassinated There were lots of pictures of David.Went into the town with Mlle Pasch & Leslie. Daddie sent me £2 which I had changed in the town. Bought a doll for Joy & a choc caldron* for Mlle Hartmann. *Miss-spelling of cauldron. The smashing of chocolate cauldrons is aContinue reading “November 23rd 1936”
Diary sub-note: 24th [Sunday] after Trinity 1914. Bombardment of Ypres Moon: First Quarter, 1.19 a.m. Wrote to Susan & Nancy. Mlle Hartmann was in a filthy temper all day. She sent me to bed after dinner.
Diary sub-note: 1918. Surrender of German main fleetS.R. 7.28, S.S. 4.4 Went shopping for “Escalade”*. Had letters from Paddy, Primrose & “Milly”. Wrote to Susan. Got the curse. *The Escalade is a Genevan festival celebrated every December to commemorate Geneva’s victory against the Duke of Savoy’s troops in 1602. https://www.geneve.com/en/see-do/fete-de-l-escalade/ Diary footnote, accompanied by aContinue reading “November 21st 1936”
Diary sub-note: 1925. Queen Alexandra died Leslie & I went riding alone. I rode “Jilblas.” They boy was there again. Knitted & read hard all day.