Category Archives: Womens History

Part Four/2 What Happened Next

Part Four  Chapter Two What Happened Next.   The original batch of letters, photos and memorabilia bought on ebay in 2007 ended with the letter from Ena to Mum written on 19 June, 1950, listing the injuries, and diseases that killed … Continue reading

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Part Four/1: Wynyard Hall

Part Four Chapter One    Wynyard Hall “I shall hate to leave college.”         Wynyard Hall and the 7th Lord Londonderry  Wynyard Hall near Stockton in Co. Durham in the north east of England was one of three … Continue reading

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Part Three 4 Imagine me a School-Maam

Part Three  Chapter Four   Imagine Me a School-Maam “I always feel so sorry for kids and adults with disinterested and indifferent parents” _____  Mum has been down in Salisbury for a fortnight, and has just returned by train to … Continue reading

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Part Three 3: Good-bye Noel, Hello Teaching

Part Three   Chapter 3 Good-bye Noel, Hello Teaching.    Len began writing the following letter on Thursday at work, but she sent it on the Saturday from Leicester Square, London. 9 June, 1949. The Office, Thinking Thursday Hail, Hello … Continue reading

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Part Three 2: Mean Mum and Mean Noel

Part Three Chapter Two    Mean Mum and Mean Noel Whit Monday  “I think it was mean of Noel and you to desert me” 2 May, 1949. P.A. to C.S. (P), C.D.E.E, Porton, nr Salisbury, Wilts. Monday Dearest Chookie-Burrdies, Thank … Continue reading

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Part Three 1: Sht.Hand Typist, Porton. Transferred from Overseas Duty.

Part Three   One:   Sht.Hand Typist, Porton.  Transferred from Overseas Duty.  “It’s funny, but I feel at home in Scotland and definitely a stranger here among foreigners…”       Len arrived home in the U.K. at some point in … Continue reading

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Part Two 11 Marriage and the Scum of the World

Part Two 11  Marriage and the Scum of the World “Never in Egypt… The very way in which the scum of the world gather here is depressing…”   Len to her parents, letter of 12 December, 1948.   2 December, 1948.  Thursday. … Continue reading

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