6 Aug 2004, 7 a.m. - Pauline

Not in the L&M Companion or on Claire Tomalin's family tree, but Uncles Robert and Thomas and Sam's dad John had three sisters.

21 Sep 2020, 5:55 p.m. - Phil Gyford

I received an email from Brian Roberts who gave permission to post this memory of his: "From 1954 to 1969 I worked at Church Farm, Yelling. The small field close to the farmhouse is called 'Nightingales' to this day. The local belief was that the name originated from the fact that Nightingales sang there in the Spring, but I am assuming that the field was in fact owned by Miss Nightingale, with the possibility that her cottage stood there."


Chart showing the number of references in each month of the diary’s entries.


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