Comments

Letter from Ka [Kathleen de Carteret], SVS [South View School], Clevedon to her dear old Ken [Kenneth Henry Le Sueur]. Refers to Kathleen watching a solar eclipse on Dial Hill in Clevedon, includes comments about a school bazaar in the public hall to raise money for the Waifs and Strays Society, and discusses news about friends and family in Jersey. Includes original envelope addressed to K H Le Sueur, Richmond House, Millbrook with one red 1½d postage stamp. [The eclipse referred was the first total solar eclipse visible from the mainland United Kingdom for 203 years].

Reference

L/C/142/A1/A1/2/19

Date

June 30th 1927 - June 30th 1927

Scope and Content

Refers to: watching the eclipse with pupils and colleagues at South View including Bill [Alice Maude Bailey] and Poke [Grace Pearce Pocock], mentioning Walton Castle; going for a walk with her pupils after the eclipse; remarks about the school bazaar at the public hall to raise money for the Waifs and Strays Society, mentioning Arbaces [Miss Waterman] and Pitt [Irene Lilian Pittard] and Bill's role as honorary treasurer of the Society; refers to Kenneth visiting Vale [Vale Farm]; and discusses friends and family in Jersey including Tixum [Amelia Jane Vautier], Laddie [Kathleen's family dog], Mims [Lydia de Carteret, née Renouf], Thé [Berthé], Eric [George Eric de Carteret], Auntie Vera and Granny [Elvina Carrel, née Vautier].

Names

Bailey, Alice Maude
Carrel, Elvina, née Vautier
de Carteret, George Eric
de Carteret, Kathleen
de Carteret, Lydia, née Renouf
Le Sueur, Kenneth Henry
Pittard, Irene Lilian
Pocock, Grace Pearce
Vautier, Amelia Jane
Waterman, Miss
South View School, Clevedon
Waifs and Strays Society
Walton Castle

Keywords

Millbrook | Richmond House, St Lawrence | Vale Farm, St Peter | Clevedon | Somerset | bazaars | Correspondence | eclipses | fundraising | Letters | pupils | Schools

Dimensions

8 papers
1 Envelope

Language

English

Level of description

file

Context:

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