2 June 1920

St. Hilda’s Hall



                My dear Mother,

I am so sorry not to have written to you before this week.  I sent off a parcel of washing.  Very many thanks for your letters and the note.

Our address this weekend will be1

C/o Mrs Ashby

Coldstones Farm

Ascot under Wychwood


Last week was not very thrilling, but very hot and stuffy.  Eights occupied the first three days.  On the Thursday we had a very nice tea party, a friend of Evelyn’s from the House, do. of Joyce’s from Keble, and Gilbert.

On Saturday Evelyn and I went to tea with the B.  They have a wee little furnished house in a street behind the Wilberforce.  She and Mrs B. were most kind, and told us all about their travels.  They both looked much better than when we saw them first.

On Monday Joyce and I had a first-rate game of tennis with May Kingsley’s two brothers.  They were awfully hot stuff and we played very badly, but I do like playing with men!  You simply have got to play well!

We have been doing lots of swimming lately – as Joyce is entering for the Varsity race against Cambridge.  We have four of our people in and as one is in two races we fill five out of nine places for Oxon.  Not bad for the smallest College!

Much love to Max

Your loving daughter


1The tradition was that you took a break just before your final exams, a ‘Schools Weekend’.

The next letter to be posted on 5 June 2017.