Day 37 – Paris – Versailles

After breakfast they went to American Express and joined the tour bus (full) to Versailles.  Visited  Malmaison, the Palace, Petit Trianon, Temple D’Amour.. Returned to Paris through St Cloud.  Detailed listing of the things they saw.  Napoleon and Marie Antoinette = many portraits and statues.   (It sounds as if they really enjoyed it all.)

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Versailles

 

 

 

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Day 36 – Arrival in France July 14, 1934 – Bastille Day

They had a cabin for the overnight crossing to Le Havre.  They were met by a man from American Express who guided them smoothly through customs and onto the train to Paris.  She writes that her initial impression was that the countryside looked more like home.  They were met at the station in Paris (presumably he took them to their hotel).  They were staying at the Regina on the Rue de Rivoli.

They watched the parade of the Garde Republican, Infantry and Cavalry.

Regina

237px-Hôtel_Regina_au_début_du_20ème_siècle Hotel Regina at the beginning of the 20th century

 

Day 35 – Final Day in Bournemouth Friday July 13th 1934

They went for a long bicycle ride in the morning.  They rode along the East Cliff – about the same as the West.  They went through towns and rode for miles through woods filled with rhododendron.  They went through Christchurch and then to Ringwood – no trees just moors.  Heather everywhere.  Lunch in Ringwood.  When they got back they went down to the beach where she “made an easy pick-up” – Stewart Plantagenet Bishop, a commercial traveler.  He and his pal were fast workers.  They had a silly time fooling around.  My mother writes that it was very good that they were going to France that evening for the boys/men were too fast for Lib and herself.

After dinner they took the train to Southampton and left on the boat to France at 11;15 p.m.

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Christchurch town

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Ringwood town

Day 34 – Excursion from Bournemouth to Winchester

They were a party of seven –  three English, two American, two Indian  The country looked quite different – beautiful parts of Bournemouth with many trees and much shrubbery, farther out sandy moors with great treeless spaces then thick inviting woods, New Forest.  Stopped at Minstead.

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Got to Winchester about 1:30..  Had lunch at Dumper’s.

Winchester Cathedral awesome – described in detail.

 

 

 

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Rode home by way of Southampton..  Saw colts and horses in the New Forest.  Stopped at the Green Swan for tea.  Walked Boscombe Pier.

Swan  The Swan

boscombepier-dorset Boscombe Pier

Day 33 – Bournemouth

B Beach    A day spent at the beach, swimming and diving and getting a float and paddling.  They met 2 boys from the South End of London.  A break for lunch then back to the beach where they stayed until 6.  After dinner they met the boys on the pier.  Went to the Pavilion and saw White Horse Inn – a pretty and colorful musical show.  Smoked inside.  Both of them got badly sunburned.

 

Day 32 – Bournemouth

They had bicycles delivered to them at their hotel and then rode to West Bournemouth.  After lunch at their hotel they bicycled to Sandbanks  Tea at the hotel and then to the beach for a good swim and a walk.  In the evening they sat on the pier for a while  and walked around the town.  Sounds festive – music, people going to the movies, games of shuffleboard, a band concert, a Pavilion orchestra.

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Day 31 -London to Bournemouth

A man from American Express came for them and took them to Waterloo Station.  They were seated in the dining car for the ride to Bournemouth where they took a taxi to their hotel.  They went swimming right away and stayed on the crowded beach from four to six.  They went down in the lift from which one has a very scary view.  The beach is quite long and the cliffs are quite high, steep, and white.

For dinner they had pigeon for meat.

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bournemouth map

Day 30 – London

It being Sunday they slept late and after breakfast they walked to Westminster and caught the music and the recessional at the  end of the service.  They walked around for a while.  She keeps mentioning seeing “funny” or “queer” people. ( I interpret this to mean just different or unusual from people watching in Boston or New York)

They had lunch in Scott’s – {a famous restaurant on Coventry Street in the West End.)  My mother had a sherry. lobster salad, and strawberries

Scott's_Restaurant,_Coventry_Street,_1892–4,_in_1895 Scott’s in 1895

After lunch They went to the British Museum and then via what seemed a long and complicated route to Hampton Court.  Returned the same way and finally took a bus to the foot of Haymarket where they met the Lewises and the DeLongs.  They all walked back to Westminster.  Walked through Trafalgar to Lyons Corner House.  Along the way she had a serious talk with Mr. Lewis about religion,  Met Mr. Thomas.  They all had something to eat and then waked up to the Belgravia.  It seemed sad to say goodby to them again.

Day 29 – July 7, 1934 Stamford to Cambridge and London

At the start of the day they were eager to see if their trick Mr. Thomas had worked. It made for much laughter at breakfast.

They were impressed by Peterborough Cathedral.  The architecture is graceful though it doesn’t soar as muck as Gothic.  Passed through Huntingdon and saw the birthplace of Oliver Cromwell.  In Cambridge they visited    King’s Cpllege Chapel.  They visited Clare College and Keyes College nd Trinity College.  Lunch at the Bull Hoyel.  After lunch Mr. Thomas took her and Lib to Corpus Christie College.

They reached London late in the afternoon.  Went to their hotel and later walked down to Lyons.   Waited a long time for Lois and Mr. Thomas.  Had a wonderful steak and a chocolate sundae.   Went to the Regent Palace and met Dr. VanderByl and the Lewises.  They all walked down to Charing Cross.  After Lois sent a cablegram they walked back to the Regent Palace Hotel and had drinks in the lounge.  Mr. Thomas put her and Lib on the bus and then took Lois home.

peterborough-cathedral-church-st-peter-450w-177935447  Peterborough Cathedral

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Kings College Cambridge

 

regent palace hotel  Regent Palace Hotel

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