These is the final Sketch of the Week post, as it is the last of the drawings I have by Peggy. This week in 1937, she sketched ‘The David’, by Michelangelo, in Florence. She has signed it ‘Betty Newgass’. Peggy was known as Betty for most of her life.
Jan: 19th Thanne. (*Thun)A very old town in the canton of Bern. The army of horses of Switzerland are kept there. At Thun there is a very beautiful old castle high up above the town. From the castle there is a lovely view overlooking the town & the lake of Thun. The streets are narrowContinue reading “Switzerland Journal January 19th 1937”
The next page in Peggy’s diary is Books Borrowed. On January 13th she loaned Berry & Co (by Dornford Yates) from Andy and The Gleam in the North (by D.K. Broster) from Lavender.
Peggy’s 1936 diary has now finished. There is one last entry on the final page, saying ‘Coronation of George VI May 12th 1937’ (Edward VIII has been scrawled out) – which is covered by lines crossing out the days in January – presumably because she started a new Diary for 1937. Peggy made various notesContinue reading “Post-diary”