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Illustrated holiday diary of Mabel Pratt: Wales and England, 1956

MS. Top. gen. c. 124

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Hardback notebook entitled 'Uncertain Summer', containing descriptions of various solo cycling holidays. Watercolour paintings of old buildings and landscapes are stuck in. Comprises:

  1. (fol. 1) record of number of nights spent in a youth hostel and number of nights spent camping, 1947-1956
  2. (fols. 2v-29) 'In the Merry Month of May', holiday in Surrey and East Sussex, staying in youth hostels (train to Redhill, visiting Chaldon, Lindfield, Patcham, Ditchling Beacon, Brighton, Rottingdean, Alfriston, Lullington, Wilmington, returning by train from Berwick), 1-10 May 1956
  3. (fols. 28v-58) 'Windy Corner in Wales' holiday in Glamorgan and Pembrokeshire, staying in youth hostels (train to Swansea and then visiting Port Eynon, Oxwich, Tenby, Pembroke, St Davids, returning by train from Haverfordwest), 5-14 Jun 1956
  4. (fols. 57v-85) 'Standing Camp at Sutton', camping at Sutton, Oxfordshire (Stanton Harcourt, Yelford, Northmoor, Brighthampton, Hardwick, Cokethorpe), 11-19 Jul 1956
  5. (fols. 84v-103) 'My "Tent" is so small', camping at East Hendred, Berkshire, 24-30 Aug 1956
  6. (fols. 104-111) 'Three Days', holiday in Berkshire, staying in youth hostels (Sutton Courtenay, Wallingford, Aldworth, Ewelme), 18-20 Sep 1956
  7. (fols. 110v-130) 'The College Barges', description of Oxford college barges with paintings and postcards stuck in, (Exeter, St John's, Pembroke, University, Jesus, Wadham, Keble, Balliol, Hertford, New College), Sep-Oct 1956.


  • Creation: 1956


130 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Top. gen. c. 124

Repository Details

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Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom