Saturday, 19 January 2013

Week of 26 April 1955

Tuesday, 26 April

Clarendon Court Hotel - 47 Hamilton Terrace

Bet, Hester and Awly slept here

A tremendous influx. First arrivals Hester and Alice, plus Dickie who only stayed for a glass of beer. Then Bet, Awly and Barnaby. We were six to lunch. Hester and Awly shopped afterwards.

Bet took Alice and Barnaby to the 5.4 train for CH and was back in time to meet Mrs Dinny who is coming to help on Saturday. We three dined at an Italian restaurant in Edgware Rd, and afterwards Hester carried my suitcase down to the hotel.

Wednesday, 27 April

 

Clarendon Court Hotel - 47 Hamilton Terrace

Bet, Hester and Awly slept here

Had a very poor room on the first floor but got them to change me to a much better one on the 5th. Bet had come down after breakfast to implore me to come home, but it is much better all round for me to be where I am.

Thursday, 28 April

Clarendon Court Hotel - 47 Hamilton Terrace

Bet, Hester and Awly slept here

Awly fainted whilst shopping in the morning with Bet and hester and was brought back and had lunch on my bed. St Aubyn came to see her and said it was nothing serious and gave her some pills. She was able to go with the others for her hair do at Phyllis Earle, and afterwards to the theatre with James and his mother and brother, Bet and Hester to see Separate Tables.

Friday, 29 April

Clarendon Court Hotel - 47 Hamilton Terrace

Bet, Awly, Anne, Sarah, Wilma and Joyce slept here

Dickie drove Wilma up, arriving about noon, Joyce came soon after. We all had cold lunch in the kitchen. There was a rehearsal of the wedding at 3.45. James looked in for a few minutes later, also his brothers, also his cousin who is going to see after the champagne. Anne, Bram and Sarah turned up in their car about 6.30. Bram went to the Whittles who are putting him up, and Dickie and Hester to the Piccadilly Hotel to dine and sleep. The rest of us (7!) dined in Edgware Rd and Bet took Awly back early.

Saturday, 30 April

Clarendon Court Hotel - 47 Hamilton Terrace

Bet, Alice, Barnaby, Anne and Sarah slept here

A lovely day for the wedding. I got up to 47 and found everything arranged. Awly looked lovely and quite well. Everything went without a hitch both in church and afterwards. Masses of champagne, and Wilma and Joyce had done the eats beautifully.

Dickie gave Awly away and proposed the healths. Rooms looked their best and not overcrowded, and the loggia was very popular. Bride and bridegroom left before 1 o'clock. A very pretty in pink.All the furniture moved back later on and the rooms almost back to normal.

I was proud of all my family.

Sunday, 1 May

47 Hamilton Terrace

Bet, Barnaby, Anne and myself slept here

 

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