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Illustrated holiday diary of Mabel Pratt: English tours, 1953

MS. Top. gen. d. 89

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Hardback note book entitled, 'Along Road, Footpath and River', containing descriptions of a number of solo cycling holidays, camping or staying in youth hostels or lodgings along the way. Drawings in pencil and pen-and-ink are stuck into the volume. Comprises:

  1. (front pastedown) record of the number of nights spent in youth hostels and under canvas, 1947-1953
  2. (fols. 1v-10) 'Maytime at the Mill', holiday at Cassington, Oxfordshire (via Yarnton), 4-7 May 1953
  3. (fols. 9v-45r) 'In Wind and Rain', holiday in Cornwall, arriving by train in Truro (visiting Falmouth, Boswinger, Mevagissey, Roseland, Portscatho, St Anthony Head, St Mawes, St Clement, Malpas), returning by train from Truro, 15-27 May 1953
  4. (fols. 45v-73) 'From Nottingham into Derbyshire', holiday in the Peak District, arriving by train in Nottingham (visiting Dale Abbey, Shining Cliff, Elton, Bakewell, well-dressing at Youlgreave, Eyam, Leam Hall, Castleton, Windgather Cottage, Wildboar Clough, Oakenclough, Rudyard Lake, Leek), 18 Jun-1 Jul 1953
  5. (fols. 74v-98) 'By Cotswold village and ancient town', holiday in the Cotswolds (visiting Cornwell, Broad Campden, Chipping Campden, Tewkesbury, Northleach, Burford), 19-28 Aug 1953
  6. (fols. 99-119) 'Across the Severn to Ledbury', holiday in the Cotswolds and Herefordshire (visiting Laverton, Wormington, Over Bredon, Elmley Castle, Dumbleton, Ledbury), 23 Sep-2 Oct 1953.


  • Creation: 1953


119 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Top. gen. d. 89

Repository Details

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Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom