RMS Strathmore 26/10/2012
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October 26th, 1935

Left for Tilbury where we boarded the “Strathmore”. My wife and a few friends were allowed on board for a very short time. We had on board a few young priests who were evidently going abroad as missionaries and the friends who were seeing them off were having a good time, trying to make themselves and everyone within earshot miserable by singing some very melancholy hymns.  Melancholy to me going away for a few months but to men who were returning to their duties abroad it must have sounded very... Read More

Silver Jubilee Train. 1935 25/10/2012
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October 25th, 1935

Left Newcastle at 10 a.m. on the Silver Jubilee train and arrived at King’s Cross, London, on the stroke of 2 p. m. an average speed of over 67 miles per hour. A wonderful train, perfectly sprung and at no time was there any sensation of excessive speed. Had booked at the Metropole Hotel or may have had difficulty in finding rooms. Full houses everywhere – hotels, cinemas, theatres. The word “depression” did not appear to apply but of course it was Motor Show week. A very good excuse for... Read More