January 25th 1936

Diary sub-note: Conversion of S. Paul1759. Robert Burns, poet, bornS.R. 7.50, S.S. 4.35 Miss Drake went to London. Had my hair washed. Went for a walk to Kings Mere lake. Played cards with Anne, Marjory, Jill & Lib. Had wire-less on after supper. Diary footnote, accompanying a photograph of a Smooth Fox-Terrier: The Smooth Fox-Terrier.Continue reading “January 25th 1936”

January 23rd 1936

Diary sub-note: 1875. Charles Kingsley, novelist, died Freezing cold day. Had first sowing [sic]. Lavender brought me pictures of “David”. She gave me figs for morning lunch. Had a music lesson. Had “musitions [sic] Guild” after supper. Made a new treble pipe. We think ‘sowing’ means ‘sewing’. “David” refers to the new King Edward, whoseContinue reading “January 23rd 1936”

January 22nd 1936

Diary sub-note: 1901. Accession of Edward VII King Edward VIII proclaimed King. Had 1st music lesson. Listened in to the proclamation on the wireless. Went riding. It poured with rain & then snowed & so I had a short ride. Wrote to Anne’s Nanny. Poor David. Very interesting to note that King Edward VIII ascendedContinue reading “January 22nd 1936”

January 21st 1936

Diary sub-note: 1568. Miles Coverdale, translator of the Bible, died Heard that George V had died. Had drawing & drew Honesty. Was not allowed to take handicraft & so practiced for 1 hour. Wrote a card to Miss Claire Moore. Had a letter from Joy. Played games with Miss Johnstone & 3rd form after supper.Continue reading “January 21st 1936”

January 20th 1936

Diary sub-note: 1779. David Garrick, actor, died King George V died 11.55.p.m. [added in later.]Lessons started. Read a letter from Anne. Went with Anita in break. Had first ban meetings. Hermione came to blue band. Had “Lax”. Played games in Miss Gurney’s room after supper. Peggy’s cousin has suggested that “Lax” could refer to lacrosse,Continue reading “January 20th 1936”

January 19th 1936

Diary sub-note: 2nd [Sunday] after epiphany1917. Great explosion in E London Didn’t go to church. Mrs Lester could not come on account of bad back. Made a snowman. Went for a walk along the main road with Miss Frank. Threw snowballs. Liz, Jill, Anne, Marjory & I walked together. Had chest expantion [sic] – 22Continue reading “January 19th 1936”

January 18th 1936

Diary sub-note: 1871. King of Prussia proclaimed German Emperor.S.R. 7.58, S.S. 4.23 Snowed all morning. Unpacked books. Trunk came. Unpacked. Did prep. Some of us made a snowman. Had 1st school prayers. Miss Drake talked about honesty. Wrote to Anne Morrison. Listened to the wireless. Danced after supper. Diary footnote, accompanying a photograph of aContinue reading “January 18th 1936”

Uncle Mac and Dordor

I don’t have a photo of ‘Uncle Mac’, who was mentioned yesterday, but I’ve been sent some information about him today that I thought was worth a mention. He would have been Peggy’s step-father, General McQuoid, about which Peggy’s cousin says: “As a small girl I was terrified by his (Indian Army) moustache!” The sameContinue reading “Uncle Mac and Dordor”