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Letter from Edward Thomas to C F Cazenove

Previously unpublished letter from Thomas to his literary agent C F Cazenove. Describes his current works and confides his dislike for commissioned "hack work". The letter ends that "some sort of end is pretty well up above the horizon". Includes typed transcription

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Black and white. Annotated. Photographs include student drama productions; individual students; student sports including the "Lily Pond" race, and athletics team; 1931 - 1933 year group; interior and exterior views of Chapel; a Graf Zeppelin flying over Chapel 3 July 1932

Two photographs copyright Debenhams, Longman & Company, 85 Promenade, Cheltenham

Dulcie Turner

Dulcie Turner was born in 1915 and brought up in Newton-le-Willows, Lancashire, and attended St Mary’s College from 1933 - 1935. She returned home to teach at the school she had herself attended until she had her two children. She taught at various schools including joining her husband at Bromborough Secondary School. She died in 2000.

Guy Maitland Roy

Guy Maitland Roy, brother of Evelyn, was born in 1915 and brought up in the Wirral where he was educated at Calday Grange Grammar School. He attended St Paul’s College, Cheltenham, from 1933 - 1935. He was a member of the chapel choir, where he met his future wife, and belonged to sports teams.

He returned to the Wirral to teach until he was called up for war service with the Cheshire Regiment, becoming an officer and serving as teacher of Physical Training at UK bases. Guy and Dulcie were married in July 1940. After the war, he taught at Woodslee School from 1946 to 1953 and then at the new Bromborough Secondary Modern where he became Deputy Head until retirement in 1976. Together with other staff, he took groups of children from the school on holidays abroad. In retirement he pursued many hobbies. He died in 2000.

Letter from Edward Thomas to Eleanor Farjeon

Letter contained in book "The Prose of Edward Thomas" selected by Roland Gant. Volume inscribed "To dearest Joan from Nellie Christmas 1954" [Eleanor Farjeon's handwriting]

Letter published in "The Last Four Years" by Eleanor Farjeon, page 101. Responds to news that Eleanor's brother Herbert [Bertie] is to be married to Joan Thornycroft daughter of Sir Hamo Thornycroft RA, sculptor. Joan was also, via her aunt Theresa Sassoon née Thornycroft, first cousin to Siegfried Sassoon

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