Eve Marriott – Background and life of the diarist.

If you have been reading the WW1 diary entries of Eve Marriott, these details give an insight into her life and background. Eve Marriott was born in 1880, eldest child of Charles Marriott of Cotesbach Hall and his first wife Frances Marion ‘Kitty’ Fellowes who the following year gave birth to twins, Vi and Carl, then died when Eve was two years old during her third pregnancy. She spent many of her…

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Eve Marriott’s WW1 Diary 1914 – September

1914 1st September Played tennis here. R is not very good. The Aunts of course hovered round all day. Went to a Home Nursing lecture in the evening. On this day in 1914, German troops captured both Craonne and Siossons. 1914 2nd September Meant to go to Sheringham and packed everything in the morning, but not having a wire from Margery or a letter, I decided to stop another day. Robin went…

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Eve Marriott’s WW1 Diary 1914 – August

1914 2nd August Gave up house-hunting and did some last shopping, and had lunch at Harvey Nicholls. Left by the 4.45. H goes to Newquay on Monday, I am hoping to go there too of course, but it is too expensive. Found Rowley and Michael at home, Char, Georgie, Fred and Esther gone. Evening papers full of remarks of horror, things look worse than ever. Yesterday the house agent at Hampstead was…

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Eve Marriott’s WW1 Diary 1915 – August

1915 1st August Much better. Went down to the hospital and massaged Guthrie Tennant and Jock Nicholson, who was in bed having had a bad headache last night. They had all got on their new colours and looked very smart indeed. There was a great deal of fuss about sheeting on beds etc. Esther and Grace were on. Patterson and a small friend of Michael’s came to stay. Constantinople harbour raided by…

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Eve Marriott’s WW1 Diary 1915 – July

1915 1st July Watts, Billington and Lander all departed to Leicester, Lander to have the shrapnel taken out of his foot and the others for other treatment. They were much regarded by most of us. Did a little more massage and then Miss Adams came back home to lunch and gave me a lesson here on Esther’s leg. Mabel came to tea on her way back to Coton. Mother came back. Second…

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