It’s Friday, Let’s party like it’s 1953

From GDP/1 AM AM was born in 1937 and grew up in Cumbria. She kept a detailed diary during her teenage years and her early twenties, covering her final years at school, and her first job doing secretarial work in Edinburgh. Here she describes a dance she attended when she was 16. 5 December 1953 When I woke up this morning, I was honestly surprised to find that I had survived the night! Old Champagne C left immediately after he’d had his morning tea – never even waited for his breakfast. The party was great fun + the cocktail a [...]

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Quote from deposit GDP/18 IFS: Diary writing on diary writing

‘Twenty-five pages nearly completed! I wonder if this diary is worth the few minutes I spend on it daily. I believe I have some faint hope that years and years ahead my daughter will find some interest in it, as I have found in a few odd notes which my father wrote many years ago (on his trip through France, Switzerland and Italy). Always I have been fascinated by the small details of the life lived by people of the last generation or two. So very much has changed that its [sic] more easy to imagine life as the Romans [...]

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Snow!

From GDP/27 Rev. D (Digby) B In this excerpt, he writes about the passage of a new Church of England Prayer Book through the House of Lords. The proposal was later defeated in the Commons. 15 December 1927 Snow, but did not rest. The set P.Bk. passed the Lords yesterday – 241 for 88 against – much better than I had expected & I think most people. Today the Commons vote. The most dangerous parts passed & in HoC all in [illegible] but the opp: we may be [illegible] than we anticipated &be endorsed by many abstentions. 29 December 1927 [...]

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Happy New Year 2013

Happy New Year 2013 From GDP/1 AM AM was born in 1937 and grew up in Cumbria. She kept a detailed diary during her teenage years and her early twenties, covering her final years at school, and her first job doing secretarial work in Edinburgh. This is the final entry in her diary, covering her 21st birthday. Friday 3 January 1958 I had a quite out of this world [21st] birthday + gathered around me all the people I love best. There were dozens of cards, telegrams + parcels to open + I had some heavenly presents. Special note for [...]

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