Saturday, 23 May 2009

Grandma's album 3

There are plenty of little paintings of flowers, of varying quality, in my grand-mother’s autograph album. This is one of the better ones and is by Winnie, dated 30th September 1912. Drawing and nature study were both part of the syllabus at Avery Hill Training College. As well as the usual academic subjects they were also taught music and the theory of education. Science, however, was not taught to girls until the 1930s.
On a nearby page is this poem:
“Never trouble trouble
Till trouble troubles you;
It only doubles trouble
And troubles others too.
Yours affectionately
Kate Bradley
AHTC 14.6.1910”
Such sage advice from one so young.

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