Diary sub-note: Bank Holiday1914. British ultimatum to GermanyFull Moon, 4.47a.m. Went to the town to buy sweets. Played hide-&-seek. Messed about all day. Went to see “The Taming of the Shrew” at the Stratford Memorial Theatre.
Diary sub-note: 8th [Sunday] after Trinity1914. German troops crossed the French frontier Went to see some puppies at Nancy’s sister’s. Went to Stratford via Warwick castle, Kenilworth castle, Coventry, & Leamington. Went over the new memorial theatre at Stratford & had tea at the Shakespeare Hotel.
Diary sub-note: Game Certificates and Gun Licences expireTrinity Law Sittings end1914. State of war declare Went to bed early. Went riding in the “Raw”*. Had my audition for the stage & it went off very well. It poured with rain all day. *Raw is an acronym for ‘Ride and walk’, but she may also meanContinue reading “July 31st 1936”
Diary sub-note: 1771. Thomas Gray, poet, died We went to see “Pride & Prejudice”. David was at home in York house. We saw the Royal Standard flying. Went to Mrs Daws. Bought new evening cloakes – Dark Brown velvet.
Diary sub-note: 1588. The Armada dispersed Had my hair washed, cut & set. Mrs & Muriel Arnison came to lunch. Joy came back. We went to see Nancy.
Diary sub-note: 1914. Austria declared war on Serbia Went home. Saw everyone off. Daddie came at 11. o’clock. I took Wiz back to Victoria station with me. Messed about.LAST DAY AT SCHOOL.
Diary sub-note: 1916. Captain Fryatt shot by the Germans We packed our trunks. June helped me. I played tennis with Fredie Beatty.
Diary sub-note: 1834. Coleridge, poet, diedS.R. 5.12, S.S. 8.59 Started to throw away my lesson books. We played 3 matches of a match against Beaufort. They beat us 5-4 games. Diary footnote, accompanying a photograph of an Irish Wolfhound: IRISH WOLFHOUND. The specimens of the present day are ‘revivals,’ or reconstructions of the ancient breedContinue reading “July 25th 1936”
Diary sub-note: 1704. Capture of Gibraltar Had lessons until 11 o’clock. Played the tennis finals. Julie & Muriel & Anne & Pam. Julie & Anne won. Messed about in the afternoon.
Diary sub-note: 1916. Sir William Ramsay, scientist, died Played to Drako. There was tennis coaching by Miss Wight. It was very sunny all day. I played tennis with Muriel.