|• 1894: Manchester Ship Canal opened||• 1899: Boer War starts||• 1901: Queen Victoria dies||• 1903: 1st aeroplane flight by Wright Bros.||• 1905: Ragged Lands established||• 1909: Introduction of Old Age Pension||• 1912: Sinking of the Titanic||• 1914: Start of 1st World War||• 1916: Battle of the Somme||• 1918: End of 1st World War||• 1919: 1st trans-atlantic flight||• 1920: League of Nations founded||• 1922: Irish Free State founded||• 1924: Lenin dies||• 1926: General Strike||• 1928: Women get the vote||• 1934: Hitler assumes power in Germany||• 1936: Regular BBC TV broadcasts begin||• 1939: Start of 2nd World War||• 1940: Dunkirk evacuation|
I enclose a recipe for curing bacon and hams. It is the one mother used to have, and you remember the lovely pink hams we had. Rosa's is quite different and I think beastly, and certainly we never have hams and bacon to equal the old days. I was too busy to send last week. I met Gladys in Town and we came here last Thursday week, and she left again last Friday. I am going to Glynde this week to join Lady Wolseley's College for Lady Gardeners, so please address 'c/o Mrs Elphick, Old Vicarage Cottages, Glynde, nr Lewes, Sussex', where I shall lodge. The fees are £20 and £6 extra for lectures for 1 year but I think it is worth it, as their connection is very large. A thing I could not build up for myself for many years, and here I shall step right in. I also am going to do some secretarial work for them which will bring in a little pay...
...I hope to launch out as a professional gardener - Lady W is inundated with applications, and the people pay well and give a cottage to live in. Of course there is still more demand for women now, owing to the men gone to the war.
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