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 café 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”
Diary sub-note: 10th [Sunday] after TrinityLammas Fire Insurance ceases1807. Gas first used to light London streets Knitted all the morning. Went to tea with the Coads. Lesley had a tennis party.
Diary sub-note: 4th [Sunday] after Trinity1809. Battle of Wagram I went out with the Millers. We bathed & played squash. Roger came out too. We had a guide camp fire. Susan went out to supper with Annie. I got the curse.
Diary sub-note: 1878. Lord John Russell diedMoon: First Quarter, 3.46 a.m. Went riding in the morning. Tish’s uncle came. Mr Price came to tea. Anne Paulette went. Her sister, Ray, called for her.
Diary sub-note: 1804. Napoleon I proclaimed Emporor Went for a 3 hour ride. Got the curse. Had a splitting headache. It thundered a lot. Went down to a guide parade in Pilton. Nancy came back.
Diary sub-note: 1811. Battle of AlbueraS.R. 5.7, S.S. 8.46 Went for a long ride. Went to the jumble sale in the afternoon. It poured with rain. Went to see Jack in “Come out of the pantry” & Zazu Pitts in “Going Highbrow”. Diary footnote, accompanying a photograph of a Deerhound: THE DEERHOUND. The Scottish DeerhoundContinue reading “May 16th 1936”
Diary sub-note: 1811. Robert Raikes, founder of Sunday schools, died Dr Ward came again. I got up after lunch & sat in the spare room with Cammie, Edie, Meg, Carol & Penelope. Captain Rose came to tea. We all played Rummy & racing demon after tea. I had a bath.
Diary sub-note: 1889. John Bright, statesman, died Everyone went home. Meg, Cammie & myself were left at school in bed. Dr Ward came. I slept most of the day.
Diary sub-note: 1916. Battle of Verdun begunNew Moon, 6.42 p.m.S.R. 7.3, S.S. 5.26 My birthday. Lost the East Berks match 12-6. Mummy couldn’t come on account of Uncle Mac’s illness. Daddie, Andy & Joy came with the cinema. Had a watch from Daddie & a book from Joy & another from mummy. Had a broochContinue reading “February 22nd 1936”
Diary sub-note: 1677. Spinoza, philosopher, died Mrs Fanshawe came to dancing. Had an excuse from games & skipping. Patience gave me a photo frame & Pam a necklace for my birthday. Lib went home for the weekend. For geography we did a map of Japan.