Day Book

Photograph by Joakim Blockstrom
Photograph by Joakim Blockstrom

This is the day book kept by my step-grandmother, Monica Sherston, from January 1923 to March 1927. It was not unusual in 1920s English society to keep such books and this is a beautiful specimen, packed with mementoes of dinner parties, hunts, county balls, political meetings, European cruises and family life. One of many highlights is a luncheon in Burnley, Lancashire on 5 February 1927, hosted by the Burnley Conservative & Unionist Association for the then Chancellor of the Exchequer, Winston Churchill. A warm, handwritten thank you note from Winston to my grandfather Geoffrey, his host as president of the local Tories, is proudly pasted in the book.

This item was first published in The Heirloom Project.

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