January 2nd 1936

Diary sub-note: 18. Ovis and Livy died* Went skating. Saw Mrs Schlund’s friend. Saw “Boucles d’ore”** (Curly Top). Had letter from Anne Harrison & Mrs Miller. Wrote to Anne Harrison. *Ovid and Livy were famous Roman historians and poets. Ovid wrote the metamorphoses, which tells the story from the creation through to the death ofContinue reading “January 2nd 1936”

January 1st 1936

Diary sub-note: New Year’s Day. Bank Holiday in ScotlandDog and Annual Motor Licences renewable 1909. Old Age Pensions inaugurated. Moon: First Quarter, 3.15pm. “7.30 got up. Took Diane out. Went to the Bastille & Musée Grévin with Mrs Schlund. Pierre’s friend came. Had on the wireless after dinner.”

Introduction to the diary

Diaries used to contain scores of general information preceding the calendar. My mother says she used to carefully choose her diary for the year based on what the initial pages provided. As you can see in the photos, Peggy had a wealth of knowledge at her fingertips in her 1936 school-girls diary. Peggy filled inContinue reading “Introduction to the diary”