A Partial Eclipse of the Sun

Monday 28th May to Thursday 31st May 1900

By Penny Allen-Smith

Monday May 28th

A rather dull morning caused by a partial eclipse of the sun, but a lovely afternoon and evening. i got home by the 10 to six train. Went straight on from the station to the Chapel to the tea. After tea I came home and did a bit of garden. Then at 7.30 went down to the service heard a splendid on blowing the trumpet by Mr Grange of Regent Park Chapel. the service was over rather early, came home and did a bit of needlework.

Tuesday May 29th

Fine all day. Home at half past seven, brought home some work with me though I have such a bad headache. I hardly knew how to do itbut the work is so heavy that I cannot keep up with it without either staying on or bringing it home with me and if I bring it home I can keep Mother company.

Wednesday May 30th

Rather dull inclined to rain. Mother has gone to London with Lil to have the children’s photo taken, then they are going to Melgund Road. I was going to meet them at Chalk farm at 7.30 but i came home earlier and I met them at Bushey Station and Mother and I went home with them.

Thursday May 31st

Very cold and dull. Home at 6.30 had tea then Mother went with me up Watford and I bought a new hat cost 7/6. It was trimmed with cream chiffon and narrow black velvet and black wings an a brilliant buckle. Went to practise anniversary hymns afterwards.






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