August 2nd 1936

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.

July 31st 1936

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”

July 25th 1936

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”