March 4th 1936

Diary sub-note: Ember Day1882. Electric tramcars introduced Saw the Duke of Gloucester out hunting with Mr Palmeter. Had a lovely ride across the Gorrick. Read “And Benny came too” after supper. Miss Willson told us jokes at supper. ‘Gorrick’ is an area of woodland in Wokingham.

March 1st 1936

Diary sub-note: 1st [Sunday] in Lent. Ember Week. S.David1711. “The Spectator” first published Went to am church. Listened in to the King’s speech at Virginia Water Wheatsheaf.Saw Claremont girls. I was in a class with Barbara & Rosemary. Talked to Grace & Jinker. Dordor came to lunch & brought us each a knitting bag. IContinue reading “March 1st 1936”

February 29th 1936

Diary sub-note: 1400. Richard II diedMoon: First Quarter, 9.28 a.m.S.R. 6.48, S.S. 5.39 Did prep til 10.10 & practiced. Went to the Chinese art exhibition. Had a sandwich lunch in the ‘bus. Had a cup of coffee when I got there. I walked round with Julie & Gerry. Julie brought me a picture of aContinue reading “February 29th 1936”

February 26th 1936

Diary sub-note: Ash Wednesday1802. Victor Hugo, poet and novelist, born Went riding. Went to chapel. Had a letter from Mrs Bourne. Anne told me about Mrs Bourne going to marry Uncle Dick. Wrote to Mrs Bourne. Heard that Julie could not come home with me on Saturday. Bobby’s birthday. She is 17.

February 25th 1936

Diary sub-note: Shrove Tuesday.1918. Food rationing came into force. Had fancy dress dance. Went as “The perfect dancer” with Anne. 1st prizes – H. Phayre, E. Hart, E. Fanshawe. 2nd D.C. Arbuthnott, A Bourne J. Owen & S. Boileau. Danced & had supper at 7.30. Danced again until 8.30. Saw Milly when she took PaddyContinue reading “February 25th 1936”

February 24th 1936

Diary sub-note: S. Matthias.1809. Drury Lane Theatre burnt Had a record from Mrs Bourne. Played netball, attack & defence against Anne. Helped Lib not to be worried about her being unpopular. Tish asked me to stay in the halls & she introduced me to her mother, who is very nice. Gerry & I planned theContinue reading “February 24th 1936”

February 23rd 1936

Diary sub-note: Quinquagesima1820. Cato Street conspiracy “Milly” was at lunch. Saw Catherine as I came out of church. Wrote to Mummie, Anne H, Susan, Marjory, Nance, Dordor, Mrs Bourne. Miss Catherine gave us a lecture on the Chinese art with the epidiascope*. Mrs Bourne’s birthday. Quinquagesmia is the final Sunday before the start of Lent.Continue reading “February 23rd 1936”