Eve Marriott’s WW1 Diary February 1915

1915 February  Back to Top of Diary Back to Top of Page 1915 1st February Mr Jameson came to lunch. Hospital ship ‘Asturias’ attacked by German submarine off Le Havre. Bread and flour rations introduced in Germany 1915 2nd February A nasty wet day. Sewing party at the Rectory. Turkish advance-guards reached the Suez Canal 1915 3rd February Kate Gilbert came in and Edie Sedgwick, Gwen Inglis & Mrs Christopher S. came to…

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Eve Marriott’s WW1 Diary 1915 – January

1915 1st January A nasty wet day as usual. Stayed indoors as it simply poured almost the whole time. H.M.S. “Formidable” sunk by German submarine in the English Channel. 1915 2nd January Mother went to Leicester to try and get a little sense out of the VAD people, but did not do much good. Jim suddenly turned up about dinner time. Grand Duke Nicholas of Russia appealed to Britain for assistance against…

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From the Archive: A remarkable harvest.

High up on a sheltered, well lit corner of a wall in an outbuilding at Cotesbach Hall can be deciphered a faint scribbling entitled ‘TOTAL TATERS 1920’ [1].  The unmistakeable hand of Rowley Marriott (1899-1992) can be discerned listing the weight of potatoes yielded from each of three areas in the walled garden, to a total imperial equivalent of 1,238 kg, nearly three times what we considered to be an exceptional yield…

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