February 4th 1936

Diary sub-note: 1805. W.H.Ainsworth, novelist, born Julie went absent. I wrote to her. Had a letter from mummie. Played point. Miss Willson said I was doing “noble work” as point. Painted a flapjack for Andy’s birthday. Got a special mention for the match last Saturday. The sports references relate to the game of Lacrosse.

February 3rd 1936

Diary sub-note: 1809. Mendelssohn, composer, born Tishy came back. Lavender gave me Devonshire cream for tea. Went out with Anne, Pam & Easelia in break. Pam gave us biscuits with marmite on & sweets. I did well in gym lesson. Had “sing-song” in Miss Gurney’s room after supper.

February 2nd 1936

Diary sub-note: 4th [Sunday] after EpiphanyPurification of B.V.M.*Candlemas (Scottish Quarter Day)1594. Palestrina, musician, died Went to church. David Scott & I were the only two in the class. Wrote to Anne. Heard she had an operation for mastoid on Friday. Wrote to Mrs Schlund. B.V.M = Blessed Virgin Mary The mastoid is the skull boneContinue reading “February 2nd 1936”

February 1st 1936

Diary sub-note: Pheasant and Partridge Shooting end1878. George Cruickshank, caricaturist, diedS.R. 7.40, S.S. 4.48 Franko took prep. Played a match against The Knoll away & beat them 9-6. Mary’s little brother “Pat” & his governess “Peggy” came & cheered for us. Muriel was reserve & I played point. Jill Trench played goal. We danced afterContinue reading “February 1st 1936”

January 31st 1936

Dairy sub-note: 1933. John Galsworthy, author, died Had a mixed game of “Lax” with only 5 each side. I heard that I was to play point instead of goal in the match tomorrow. Didn’t skip or do Scotch steps in dancing. Walk round the wood with Anita, Carole & José while the others played games.Continue reading “January 31st 1936”

January 30th 1936

Diary sub-note: 1649. Charles I executed.Moon: First Quarter, 11.36 p.pm. Lavender brought me some pictures of “David” & some chocolate biscuits. It rained & so we had a singing game in the gym. Had a new piano piece. Miss Johnstone took prep. Had a very nice history lesson.

January 29th 1936

Diary sub-note: 1917. Lord Cromer, statesman, died Julie came back. Started the curse*. It rained & so we went for a walk. Jill Thompson came. Read all the ‘Morning Post’. Had 2 buns for tea. Didn’t go riding. Daddie sent me some pencils with Peggy Newgass on them. *the curse refers to her menstrual period.