Diary sub-note: 1918. Abdication of the Kaiser Lorlita’s sister went. Had a letter from Tish. Finnished[sic] the baby’s coat & was knitting & started the back of my jumper. Listened to the wireless after dinner.
Diary sub-note: 1199. Richard I killed Went for a walk with Mummie & Yandi in the morning. Shot in the afternoon & did very badly. Uncle Mac came back from Prague.
Diary sub-note: 4th [Sunday] after Trinity1809. Battle of Wagram I went out with the Millers. We bathed & played squash. Roger came out too. We had a guide camp fire. Susan went out to supper with Annie. I got the curse.
Diary Sub-note: 1837. Accession of Queen VictoriaS.R. 4.42, S.S. 9.20 Played a tennis match against Horsley Towers & lost 1-6 matches. There was a thunder storm in the middle of the match. I fagged* on the hard court. *possibly tagged/lagged… Diary footnote, accompanying a photograph of a French Bulldog: FRENCH BULLDOG. Opinions are divided asContinue reading “June 20th 1936”
Diary sub-note: 1722. Marlborough died Drew a wheel-barrow. Had tennis coaching. Had a long practice. The day was very windy but sunny. Got a marvellous picture of David
Despite Peggy’s entry for December 27th her diary doesn’t start properly until January 1st, so in the meantime I thought I’d provide a little background about her life. Born on February 22nd, 1920, in London, Peggy was brought up by her parents, Sylvia Hughes d’Aeth (pronounced Death) and Edgar Newgass, who had shortened his nameContinue reading “Peggy’s younger years”