October 17th 1936

Diary sub-note: 1918. Recapture of Lille, Ostend and Douai S.R. 6.27, S.S. 5.3 Had drawing 1st & 2nd lessons instead of after break. Went to the town & I bought some wool for a jumper. Went to an Operette called “Veronique” [sic] in the evening. It was marvellous. Got back to school at 12. o.clock.Continue reading “October 17th 1936”

October 3rd 1936

Diary sub-note: 1691. Surrender of Limerick S.R. 7.3, S.S. 6.34 Had first drawing lesson. Went to have our hair done, washed & set, in the afternoon. Diary footnote, accompanying a photograph of a Newfoundland. THE NEWFOUNDLAND. He sprang into popularity in 1830, when Sir Edwin Landseer painted the famous picture “A Member of the HumaneContinue reading “October 3rd 1936”

September 26th 1936

Diary sub-note: 1750. Admiral Collingwood bornS.R. 6.52, S.S.6.5 Had lessons in the morning. Went out to the town with Mlle Hartmann. Had tea at La Grande Passage. Went to watch the riding at the school we are going to ride at. Diary footnote, accompanying a photograph of a West Highland White Terrier: WEST HIGHLAND WHITEContinue reading “September 26th 1936”

September 19th 1936

Diary sub-note: Ember Day 1356. Battle of PoitiersS.R. 6.40, S.S. 7.6 Shopped in the morning. Went to Switzerland by 2.o.clock train. Spent night in train. Reached Paris at 11.40. Left Paris at 12.20. Travelled with Lesley, Marjory & 2 little ones. Diary footnote, accompanying a photograph of a Mastiff. THE MASTIFF. This massive and imposingContinue reading “September 19th 1936”

September 12th 1936

Diary sub-note: 1852. Earl of Oxford and Asquith bornS.R. 6.30, S.S. 7.22 Went & spent the day with mummie at “Upwey”. She met me in Reading with the car. Spent morning talking to Molly. Had Joy Edwards to tea. Daddie came back from the boat. Diary footnote, accompanying a photograph of a Labrador Retriever: LABRADORContinue reading “September 12th 1936”

September 5th 1936

Diary sub-note: 1914. Formal Alliance between Britain, France and RussiaS.R. 6.18, S.S. 7.38 Went to the West Pier to hear Petulengro & his Gypsy Band. Cousin Benno & Cousin Marjory came. I went to see “Limelight” with Anna Meagle & Arthur Tracy (the street singer) in it. It was marvellous. Went to a wonderful iceContinue reading “September 5th 1936”

August 29th 1936

Diary sub-note: 1782. Royal George sunkS.R. 6.7, S.S. 7.54 Bathed 3 times. Mr, Mrs, Peggy & Anne Joseph came. We went up the river for a little run. Had lunch at the cafĂ© in Potter Higham. Diary footnote, accompanying a photograph of a Kerry Blue Terrier: THE KERRY BLUE TERRIER. Though arbitrarily allocated to Co.Continue reading “August 29th 1936”

August 22nd 1936

Diary sub-note: 1914. Battle of CharleroiS.R. 5.56, S.S. 8.9 Went to Great Salhouse broad. Bathed in the afternoon. Joy & I tracked daddie, And & Muriel on a walk. Diary footnote, accompanying a photograph of a Japanese Spaniel: THE JAPANESE SPANIEL. These little dogs have been known in this country for at least a hundredContinue reading “August 22nd 1936”

August 15th 1936

Diary sub-note: 1771. Sir Walter Scott bornS.R. 5.45, S.S. 8.23 Shopped in the morning. Took Yandi for a longs walk with Mummie in the afternoon. We got lost in some woods which was fun. Came out by Nautical college. Diary footnote, accompanying a photograph of an Irish Terrier: THE IRISH TERRIER. Clearly allied to theContinue reading “August 15th 1936”

August 8th 1936

Diary sub-note: 1827. George Canning, statesman, diedS.R. 5.34, S.S. 8.36 Went to buy some shoes with Andy. Went to spend the night with Nancy. Listened to the band in Hyde Park with Nancy & cousin Philip. Diary footnote, accompanying a photograph of an Irish Setter. IRISH SETTER. One of the oldest breeds of sporting dogs,Continue reading “August 8th 1936”