This journal documents a UK holiday taken in 1932, I’m still getting used to the handwriting so please excuse the blanks and any inaccurate transcriptions. The journal is filled with postcards and mementos so I’m including a photograph of each page as I feature it here.
Wednesday August 3rd 1932
11.15 am. Dottie and (?)Brian(?), and (?)E.P.A(?) left Ravenswood in the car, in search of a holiday, in new country.
Our plan was to get to Scotland, if possible, if not Yorkshire perhaps, but in any case, to see something fresh.
So we took the road, through Windsor to Cambridge. Lunching from the picnic basket, a few miles from Cambridge we pushed along, through Huntingdon, Newark, Grantham and Doncaster reaching York at 8.15.
Stayed the night at the Station Hotel. A very large and pretentious place, and proportionately costly.
Dottie and I shared a bedroom, most comfortable – but tired as we were, sleep was impossible to either of us, – being as we were, un-used to the noise of trains.
At 3am we got up and looking out of the window, had a most lovely view of the