Saturday, 31 December 2016

December 31


  1. Thank you so much for posting all of this. I shall miss Annabelle's diary, now that the year has finished.

  2. Thanks Martin. I actually have another,equally fascinating, diary from the same lady for 1961. I thought I'd take a year off in 2017 and post it in a similar fashion next year.

    1. So, did you decide to do anything with the 1961 diary this year?

      It also occurs to me that transcribing this 1952 diary and publishing as a book would be worth doing - it's social history!

  3. Thanks for sharing these pages with us, Mr. S. Though I enjoyed this glimpse into English life in the '50s, it also made me terribly sad. I think it's the idea that her family cared so little that they tossed her precious diary into a pile of trash for a car boot sale. How fortunate that you were the one to come upon it.

  4. I'm glad you enjoyed the 1952 diary Marie. I purchased it from a house clearance van at the car-boot sale, so perhaps all of Denis and Annabelle's family have now passed away?