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My Great Aunt Norah's wartime diaries, 1938-1948

Monthly Archives: July, 2013

Twice a bridesmaid…

When Norah writes in her diary that ‘nothing much happened’, she means that the day hasn’t quite ‘delivered’ in terms of meeting her feelings of excitement, anxiety or anticipation. When she expects an … Continue reading

July 18, 2013 · 9 Comments

Norah and the Ashes, 1938

As England defend the Ashes at Trent Bridge and we all delight in the debut of nineteen year-old Ashton Agar, I am reminded of Norah’s cricket summer during the Australian Tour … Continue reading

July 12, 2013 · 3 Comments

Scraps of stories: ‘The New Umpire’, 1929

I was delighted to receive this little gift via email: ‘my’ missing poster from Labour’s 1929 election campaign (see Setting the Scene). Thank you John Baxendale! ‘The New Umpire’ acknowledges the recent enfranchisement … Continue reading

July 8, 2013 · Leave a comment
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