Dec: 26th La Lenk. A little village in the Swiss Alps. It is not very well known in England but in the winter most of the people who go there for winter sports are English. There are two big hotels_The Wildstrubel & Belview. Behind the village is the mountain Wildstrubel. At Lenk there is aContinue reading “Switzerland Journal December 26th 1936”
Thurs: Nov 26th. Le Tartuff*. A play written by Molier. It is a comedy about a family, the father of which is very fond of a man called Tartuff who is a hypocrite. Orgon, the father, offers Tartuff his daughter for marriage but the daughter is in love & wishes to marry another man. TartuffContinue reading “Switzerland Journal November 26th 1936”
The second Pocket Money page is not dated, but Peggy used it when she was in Switzerland, as it references Francs and Centimes. She receives a total of 12.75 F and spends it on stamps, letters, church, cards (paper), hankies, a repayment to Raphael, and a doll.
Thurs: Nov. 19. Neuchâtel. A town at the head of a lake and county* of that name. It is a very old town with a beautiful castle and catherderal[sic]. There are remains of an old Romain[sic] wall there. Morat.** Murten is a little town on the route Geneva – Neuchâtel. It is an old Romain[sic]Continue reading “Switzerland Journal November 19th 1936”
Thurs: Nov 12th. Colognie.*A pretty little village on the hills opposite la Mayolaine**. Lord Byron stayed there. We saw the house he stayed in _ where he wrote “Childe Harold” and “The Prisoner of Chillon”.There is a street named after him and also a stone laid for him.The village is a very picturesque little placeContinue reading “Switzerland journal November 12th 1936”
Peggy’s 1936 diary has now finished. There is one last entry on the final page, saying ‘Coronation of George VI May 12th 1937’ (Edward VIII has been scrawled out) – which is covered by lines crossing out the days in January – presumably because she started a new Diary for 1937. Peggy made various notesContinue reading “Post-diary”
Diary sub-note: 1407. Duke of Orleans assassinated There were lots of pictures of David.Went into the town with Mlle Pasch & Leslie. Daddie sent me £2 which I had changed in the town. Bought a doll for Joy & a choc caldron* for Mlle Hartmann. *Miss-spelling of cauldron. The smashing of chocolate cauldrons is aContinue reading “November 23rd 1936”
Diary sub-note: 1665. Nicolas Poussin, artist, died Had half term. Spent the whole day in a bus for a trip to Neuschâtel. Went within 7 miles of where Tish is.
Diary sub-note: 1558. Queen Mary I died Went for a walk to Viola Viedt’s* house. Had letters from Jeanne Knight, mummie & daddie. *Viola Veidt was the daughter of Conrad Veidt, a well known German actor.
Diary sub-note: 1918. Maubeuge and Mons recaptured Had my hair done. It rained hard most of the afternoon. There was new snow on the Mole.* *Le Môle is a mountain in the Chablais Alps that is visible from Geneva. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Le_M%C3%B4le