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Illustrated holiday diary of Mabel Pratt: English tours, 1949

MS. Top. gen. d. 83

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Fols. 70-86 are blank. This volume is entitled 'Forty-niners take the road', and contains descriptions of various holidays:

  1. (fols. 2-11) 'Test Flight', solo cycling holiday in Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire (Speen, West Wycombe, Henley, Fingest, Ewelme, Garsington), staying in youth hostels, May-Jun 1949
  2. (fols. 12-19) 'Mid-week Truant', cycling trip from Oxford to Hertfordshire (West Wycombe, Chalfont St Giles, Hemel Hempstead, Ashridge Park, Ivinghoe, Dinton), Jun 1949
  3. (fols. 20-37r) 'To East Anglia', solo cycling holiday from Oxford to Suffolk staying in youth hostels (Sulgrave Manor, Helmdon, Astwell Castle, Houghton Mill near Huntingdon, Ely, Lavenham, Felixstowe, Castle Hedingham, Whitwell), Jun-Jul 1949
  4. (fols. 37v-47r) 'A Week on the Broads starting from Wroxham', family sailing holiday in Norfolk with husband, Charles and son, Roger, Jul-Aug 1949
  5. (fols. 47v-62r) 'Isle of Wight with Roger', cycling holiday with her son from Oxford (Winchester, Portsmouth, Sandown, Ventnor, Cowes, Carisbrooke Castle, Marlborough), Aug-Sep 1949
  6. (fols. 62v-69r) 'Last Fling', solo cycling holiday from Oxford to Chingford in Essex, staying in youth hostels (Princes Risborough, Speen, Nazeing, Waltham Abbey, Chingford), Oct 1949).


  • Creation: 1949


86 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Top. gen. d. 83

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