Budding Film Critic – of few words

8 September From GDP/30 WK WK (born 1932) grew up in Hampshire. He kept a diary from the age of nine, in which he recorded the daily happenings in his life. Here, he describes his sister’s stay in hospital with appendicitis, and a trip to the cinema. 8 September 1948 P [the diarist’s sister] had her appendix out today. Doctor B came round this evening and told us she was alright. Dad, Mother and I went for a walk in the afternoon. Cinema in evening to see a stupid Noël Coward film “Brief Encounter” and film of the new forest [...]

2018-11-29T12:36:02+00:00By |Collections, Latest News|

Poem

Undated (To post 13 Sep) This is a very pretty poem - we found it in a worn leather case; the paper it was written on was brown and brittle and the ink it was written in, faded. Despite the frailty of its substance the strength of the text's sentiment is potent - 'she clung to me with woman's love'..... . From GDP/57 James Bennetts Williams James Bennetts Williams (1856-1924) worked in the Cornish tin mines. During the latter decades of the nineteenth century, the tin-mining industry in Cornwall went into decline. Looking for work, Williams emigrated to Bolivia. He [...]

2018-11-29T12:36:03+00:00By |Collections, Latest News|

Listings

As we come to the end of Summer, we’ve put together another list of the weekly excerpts we have posted over the last few months. If there are any you particularly like, why not let your Twitter followers or Facebook friends know about them? 3 May 1851 – Family trips to the Great Exhibition of 1851. 3 May 1926 – A revolutionary refusal to print the Daily Mail. 4 May 1979 – The first woman Prime Minister in the western world. 5 May 1980 – The Iranian Embassy Siege. 26 May 1849 – The servant problem. 31 May 1846 – [...]

2013-09-09T09:46:11+00:00By |Latest News|

High Adventure Part 3

From GDP/57 James Bennetts Williams James Bennetts Williams (1856-1924) worked in the Cornish tin mines. During the latter decades of the nineteenth century, the tin-mining industry in Cornwall went into decline. Looking for work, Williams emigrated to Bolivia. In this entry, he describes an encounter with a local woman during a journey by cart through the mountains. Monday Dec 17 1883 We got up about 4A.M. could not sleep it was so bitterly cold but it is hot by day. The carts are now preparing to leave we shan't be long we are now near the mountains the cartman is [...]

2013-09-02T09:21:37+00:00By |Latest News|