HARWELL VILLAGE, The Pillar House and village and people of the villages – BMNH, Oxford, East-Anglia, FRANCE ...
COURTESY – a poem by Rudyard Kipling ...
... the `renaissance evening` 1972 ... our guests young artists & diplomats, my relatives, in this candlelight setting 16th century food, 14-17th century music, talked with my Guardian from age 4 years GEORGE his name as his Mother called him – many know him already – we call him Georges or Andre-dear : His name when in FRANCE and on books from his soul 1920s-30s is ANDRE MALRAUX ...
1968 – 1976 he could walk about Harwell and not be noticed by strangers – accent very English – I used to wonder if his French was as good !
He has to ACT about in France or people do not listen to him he says – He has been helping General Charles de Gaulle with politics –Yes but he the General and his family SANCTUARY that house in Suffolk Wartime know my great Aunt Bessie Martha – all of them STOUT CATHOLICS ! 1957 I hear they are going hammer-and-tongs down at Westminster diocese again – its about WELFARE grants – a FORTUNE left safe in Switzerland by old Anglo-French Catholic 19th-early 20th century who lived at no 50 Lancaster Gate square ... to be given to small businesses both sides of channel ... TEA is at The Oblate St Charles Lancaster Gate Square –
THIS IS ALSO THE WORLD OF MARY FREEMAN ...& sister PHIL ... she left us for The Pillar House her 19th century dresser and kitchen table – from the BOWDLER household ! :
1945-50, Clacton-on-Sea, Georges-Andre (still Colonel ANDRE MALRAUX 2nd W.War ) would visit Professor Robert Winncleman (chemistry of the brain & Bayreuth Wagner family connections) his delightful Shropshire wife now retired to Clacton near The very beautiful Church of Our Lady (altar great stones of blues, indigo, ice white made in Loire valley 1920s...). That first summer end of the 2nd World War He and I now age12 take my brothers and cousin Richard TO THE FLICKS & 2 or 3 or 4 of our friends ! We pay his fare from our pocket money telling him this is our thankyou for his War duties = during War pocketmoney comes from helping with shopping for older people, collecting SCRAP - all metal, paper, string, old clothes & materials, helping with make-do-and-mend, tidying front gardens =
There are 3 Cinemas in Clacton-on-Sea & much needed during war years 2 – the old former Variety pretty building with high wide steps 19th century became the first Cinema THE GREAT WAR called KINEMA : in the 1930s the older townsfolk could request a silent movie for a Wednesday afternoon (sadly not allowed 1947 onwards - for RANKING & all that make money fast became dominant ! ) – these 3 Cinemas were warm if you had your overcoat on Wartime – But 1945 I can see again he ANDRE MALRAUX and me - we children - going to the old KINEMA to see TARZAN & other Classics in the afternoons – BUT JO – our JOSETTE is dead – a portion of the Clacton townsfolk are in mourning for JO - ` the young lady, our Jo` as she had become 1937 Summer those long weeks of happiness when they said `HERE IN EAST ANGLIA WE FOUND THE GOSPELS ACTED OUT`
JO is dead November 1944 – she fell from a train and her long legs were crushed beneath the wheels ... Colonel Malraux calls himself `A WIDOWER` & it is job we Children of the 2nd World War to see he comes through his grief ... In February 1947 `young Pacelli` my families friend (become Pope) grants Andre Malraux the title `Widower` ... He has to come into LIFE again & not `take the robe`: or as our Choir Mistress (Mrs Taylor who sang at Milan) says hearing his counter-tenor boy soprano voice “ That fellah that young Greetah was with before the War is more likely TO TAKE THE VEIL with that voice ... he trained in the `20s with Alfred Deller in Paris – a lot of fashionable young men did – we knew about this at Milan ... ”
1945 June Clacton town and schools are shocked at death of `OUR JO the young lady` ....
BUT this 2nd World War has brought a worldwide GENOCIDE to children in Orphanages educating to 18-20 years : Andre Malraux will not understand until 1961 ... some people blamed General de Gaulle saying he did not want Andre to know of the Thomas Grote Homes ... The cunning and LIES and malice-a-high was run as a private den of thieves ... “They have been killing for this money, Peter” said a person of Sciences `they wanted the worldwide seashores to turn into profit ... fouling them and ruining our work ...`
N.B. If any of the lordly criminals & culprits of this `Greatest Crime since civilization began` then these insane obscene drenched with greed could have made a MEGABUSTER film & become the richest on earth :
AH ! But they would have been shot or dumped on the highest peak of South Georgia or lost deep in Siberia ...
CLACTON 1920s – early 50s – RECREATION GROUND Vista Road
... there was also a magnificent big Recreation Ground with a lake for sailing boats and a bridge over it and the Cricket Ground with a Royal Way lined with flowering shrubs and small trees of several kinds and a refreshment café with open air tables and chairs and a practice Football ground alongside the Ancient Norman Manor – alongside it the Railway to the world has famous trains come down for their clean-up and maintenance in a great shed – The REC is one of about 10 built worldwide by a known designer – it cost money !
It leads down to the ancient Valley Road heading past a Neolithic site to the Cliffs at Holland-on-Sea where Neolithic families came for summertime and had abundance of fishes and fowls – Also an elegant little Ana-Baptist Church has had to become a Carpenter`s workshop – he the new owner has promised not to ever pull it down ... ? : (Jesus was the son of a Carpenter)
This is part of the landscape, community along the seas edges, that Josette and Andre adored SUMMER 1937 ... we made day visits to Frinton, Walton-the-Naze, Harwich and Felixstowe ... his ancient family HISTON his mother`s blood line are from 900 AD Norfolk, Suffolk ... We took a week to walk in their footsteps down the centuries – Andre saying `if one of them descending had died then I would NOT exist ! ` He walked out into a coastal erosion area where his Ancestors had lived – Josette and I watched in a little fear as he hopped from tussock to tussock ... tall thin figure against an empty sea ... He will repeat all this Summer 1945 ... we went on Pilgrimage ... he will come to Jo`s Beach the last one Holland-on-Sea the 2 last months of his life – friends secretly flying him in – leaving him alone for 20 minutes facing the sea to remember his happiness 1937 SUMMER ... and go over the treachery-treason of NOT delivering to him a legal WILL 1938 spring – he will say ` IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN OTHERWISE` ...
1945-1947 - still a young man, ANDRE MALRAUX sings in our Catholic Choir – he is counter tenor – young men learned in Paris 1920s from Alfred Deller – it became a fashion ! He also sings in the Nuns chapel because he has English roots some of them known about East Anglia – we are Convent of Poor Saint Clare –and may talk with ROME - Heading our new great Catholic Church is an old friend of `young Pacelli from 1923 – It is at the end of Clacton the seafront road where we become Holland-on-Sea :
Georges-ANDRE – his mother has a big ancestral line 9th century Norfolk-Suffolk onwards – they are owners of SAXMUNDHAM Hall late 19th century – they all know whom they are but people get killed by the insane greedy & spiteful in the 20th century – wisely he does not make this a matter for the newspapers –
HARWELL – the old Bosley brothers – they have a grandfather 4-5 times back in FRANCE - a village, they go over with their own BEER on visits – Georges-ANDRE `our countryman` as the Bosley family greeted him 1968 =
1969 he becomes retired Min. Culture France now 67 years - and chats with Madam MIMI in `la Carrillion` by the 13th century Church of Saint Matthew – his ENGLISH is perfect – learned from the BOYS BOOKS of late 19th century – his mother and her sister and their mother would visit to these ancestral lines late 19th century – HISTON family and branches now other surnames as girls of the family married – East Anglia SEAS EDGES knew some of them in the 1900s-40s –
The GENEALOGIST learns to wander amongst the families of the centuries and `drop in` and have a meal ...
... 1979 helping a RATHBONE cousin to Whitehead family with her genealogy I easily carried around in my head 2,000 or more surnames for awhile ! Everyone is related somewhere to a Quaker family with a young Master Hyacinth - a babe that for 2 months might have had a funeral ... He lives to 49 and rides about the countryside being useful to the community – Captain Ray Greenwood told me – his father a Librarian had the ancestry ! Ray knew the Rathbone lines joined to family BATT -
Derek SOUTHALL, 1950s-1968 –Lived in the Pillar House - wife Jenny 2 daughters Justine and Rosanna were at the local school – very much part of the village – he exhibiting MOMA Oxford/several London galleries – work bought by Metropolitan Museum New York, & a British Gallery (Tate ?) 2 pieces of work with V-A Whitehead & young Peter R.R.W. the Purple TAU and `Stained Glass Window for Nativity Play at Harwell Primary School` 1960s – his 2 daughters attended – had a house in The Crescent BATH ... ...
Derek Southall - Birmingham School of Art Tutor and impressive lecturer - various posts – and University of New Brunswick ...(check)
The `stained glass window` he did for HARWELL Village school Christmas Nativity Play I have put on internet - `Mary Freeman and fellow artists` ... photo-copy to KL for Exhibition April 2017 HARWELL Village new Hall & great purple TAU - Greek letter `T `
JIM FROUD – ROYAL COLLEGE OF ART – high degree –
Painted in oil/watercolour/gauche ... wood and fabrics etc
Lives now in Cornwall ... ask his brother ... I have an address – they came to stay here with the children some years ago –
Below things I learned from him & others the first years when we were restoring THE PILLAR HOUSE of the 2 important British artists :-
INFORMATION : I learned 1967-1993 about the village from Oxford circles etc : MEDIEVAL Pilgrims going from HARWELL - this came from he JIM, but also from Dr John FLETCHER talking in The Pillar House ... where he had lived – LAY family, Brian LINGHAM have more information : And owners landlords of the old pubs who knew the history of the NAMES of their properties once ALE wives HOUSES =
When I came end of 1960s there were after church `have a goblet` gatherings in the old houses – I took my turn –first surprise was Barbara McIllroy telling me of the best most kindly BOSS she ever had – a SPY – “ he Dr Fuchs was standing here on that spot in the sitting room The Pillar House that Sunday morning holding a gin and tonic – I thought he looked a little pensive – next morning at The Atomic I heard he had FLED ... ... ... ”
Village politics were broad but civilized - until the Tory mob did something to the house of the well known scholar Communist Party head =
( MARX HOUSE LIBRARY archives : also NB: Hugo Rathbone founder member British Communist Party ( dau. Joyce famous harpsichordist ) = cousin to Whitehead families – QUAKER families – Tory MP William Rathbone No 6 paid Fees for the first Trade Union – see Eleanor Rathbone MP = all of this family coming to WHITECROSS Wallingford home of Ethel R. & Sir REW – younger son of JAMES the GREAT Lord Mayor 1888/89 – CHINA tours 1986 & 1988 I will meet scientists whose great-grandparents lives saved by MONEY collected by JW & WR for the SHANGHAI famine )
... so he and his Gentlemen went by dead of night and painted BLACK all the windows of the house of the ill-mannered TORY head = but they left the windows of his wife`s kitchen free :– remembering that little book by Eileen Power MEDIEVAL PEOPLE and the understanding of the civilized 1900s on `HISTORY BEGINS IN THE KITCHEN `... : perhaps the 1950s ?
1968-1976 autumn of his death : Frequently about HARWELL `Village of a 1,000 years` a young man of the 1920s ( mother of family HISTON 9th century EAST ANGLIA fishing-farming, & Italian grandmother whose big house of her great-grandmother we visit 1968 outside Milan ) - he writes books 1920s-30s `FROM HIS SOUL` as he observed lack of education, greed stupidity & unnecessary ills – he coming out of SPAIN & its troubles is my Guardian from October 1937 with The Vatican – He tells Harwell people 1970s “ that SUMMER 1937 I found in the villages East Anglia The Gospels Acted Out ” = perfect English from reading 19th century BOYS BOOKS his mother gave him – she calls him George – her family come to 19th century SAXMUNDHAM HALL where she visits up to 1st World War : in France this son of BERTHA/Berthe is called ANDRE MALRAUX as his granny always called him Andre from a tiny boy : He says “ In France I have to shout the name on my books – or nobody listens to me – ( we understand George ! ) :
Some of his distant families were known when I was a 1930s child – the old CATHOLIC network could supply all information : Two of the HISTON family were known to Colchester Museums when I was there as `Roman Britain maid of all work` 1952-56 – with Graham Greene (Convert to R.C. in & out THE VAT) and an ancient QUAKER party they went off January 1954 to ancient Inns with fires & roast mid-day dinners ... we staff manned battlements & draw-bridge = this branch could not be found, their bungalow shut and the plot of land alongside cared for ... :
Georges-Andre Malraux is a colleague of Dr John FLETCHER – they go about the globe to see what famous paintings are painted on (ask Anthony F. to explain this) – but you would not recognize Georges-ANDRE about HARWELL village, Blewbury, Oxford, as he pulls on a grey wig : ( comes and goes easily because from 1920s my sea-faring family Roman Britain-Anglo-Saxon times have airplanes-then helicopters = `Redemptio`/Tax gathers = Ransom Suffolk ) :
`HARWELL` descendants : the 2 bros. 1660 Block Island :
With a TEXAS `cousin` from 1400 Ransom tomb Suffolk (DNA) we have an 18th century family with a son called RANSOM HARWELL (1754-1808) : this is the Suffolk line of we `Redemptio` Roman Britain ( B.C. UDEWALLA & Mediterranean wives ) – “ The HARWELL TRAIL” JOHN FLETCHER & JAN WHITTAKER pages 26-27 publ. 1981 by them/printer Burgess & Son Abingdon Ltd
COLLECT DNA of old Harwell families – ???
( “ God`s gift to young women, Greetah” said my Clacton St Clare Convent School class autumn 1945/1947 when Colonel X WIDOWER (left with 2 tiny boys-their dead mother & 2 dead half-bros.) flew in Ipswich airbase & came every 2/3 weeks to take Sherry mid-morning with Reverend Mother Benedict & across the seafront at Montfort Lodge the Priests House with the super library – ( All 2nd World WAR it was wisely nodded that the old 18th Smugglers route to `the Jay-Wick` lingered with Portugal : more likely `The VAT` had some connections )
My great-aunt Miss Bessie Martha chats at Westminster Diocese Catholic `bun fights` the war years with General and Mrs de GAULLE – they `Sanctuary` a house in Suffolk to get away from London for a quiet spell – they have children :
Nota bene : There are real such histories about HARWELL – call on the very old with your recording equipment :
BOSLEY butchers etc : They have a Grandpa 3 & 4 times back in a French village – “ went over to see our cousins - got slaughtered with red wine – Now we take our own beer... ... name `BOUZLIE ` ? Ask the present generation ... came over 18th century as paper makers (not silk weavers I think who settled along the Thames) & went farming possibly Norfolk/Fens being drained ... AM (George-Andrew) 1968-1976 went to a sing-song with them – he learned counter-tenor Paris with other young men from Alfred Deller : 1945 July, to get him thru` 3 War deaths he joined our choir to sing at THE SEAS EDGES a full 1610 ! Monteverdi`s masterpiece ! young Pacifist BEN BRITTEN is up the coast just come 1944 to ALDBOROUGH – I develop information on these Britain seashores connections as `ships that pass in the night` in my Pierre Drieu la Rochelle 1944-1946 file... young men of that horrendous 1st World War ... and how hideous sights can hover for the rest of life –
HARWELL EXHIBITION Easter 2017 –
`Harwell Village of a Thousand years`
Notes for KL. Harwell Historical Society :-
G. preferring to work with letters & telephone where urgent :
FOOD : Get a HARWELL` 2,000 years COOK BOOK` collecting – Some years ago somebody has published a Stone Age Cooking book years ago – my copy is with Victoria !
And important is MUSIC down the centuries – may be early instrument makers over at Wantage & Berkshire-Oxford – see www. & Music departments local Colleges etc
MEMO : remember that Feast 12th century given in `Lime-tree House` High Street when the Norman French Bishop came to impress his Anglo-Saxon churls – and collect taxes :
Artist- teacher MARY FREEMAN cooked light lunches or suppers sometimes for her Artist friends – made preserves (invented a pear and vanilla jam but it had to be kept frozen in portions in the Freezer – wonderful on bread and butter or with plain ice-cream –
I have used last year the jam labels her mother bought 1914 as WOMEN got ready to keep the table supplied as their Victorian grandmothers did : A booklet of them either from National Gallery or TATE – Dutch painting girl with jug opening a casement on the cover – LOGANBERRY, red currants, greengage, peach, quince, gooseberry, marmalade ... all the jams we used to make in THE GREAT KITCHEN of The Pillar House – with willing children joining in ... licking spoons ... clamouring to scrape out the pans ... as when I made cakes from the Edwardian cook books :
SURPRISE – in Nanjin and Xiamen CHINA 1986 & 1988 evening markets the squares had shops with windows FULL of these cakes ! I asked the Scientists why ? `Oh it was the American Methodists taught them to take tea and cakes evenings – they came to begin our Universities – everybody has an old lady of the family who can make these cakes ...` Little cakes called `Desdemonas` & Othellos` should NOT go out of fashion – WITH CHINA TEA of course : (I can send you a photo-copy print for making these pretty pink-white-chocolate dainty cakes – I am having to print recipes out for a friend who is of Normandy and others - ) :
FOOD – late 19th century early 20s the influence of THE SOULS Movement had young women use public trams and buses, go to the kitchen themselves to make cakes and delicate deserts, & use wild flowers in house and on table ... they painted these things ... artist ROGER FRY his chocolate cake a postcard of this in the kitchen had it on regular demand for weekend – a bunch of wild flowers in a jam jar on a window sill were now accepted in the Manor House (ask Ashmolean – Geoffrey Museum London, look up Arts & Crafts artists internet)
MARY FREEMAN (Miss Mary Laura Cotton Dudley-Short) ROMAN CATHOLIC CONVERT in the 1920s
... with many of her friends & acquaintances – after the horrors many had seen FRANCE and the loss of brothers and men in the family :
1920s-1930s-40s - she would borrow paintings for the afternoon from various galleries and young friend Kenneth CLARK `gone ON HIGH` – She wanted to borrow a REMBRANDT for her class Convent of the Sacred Heart Hammersmith – they asked to paint using colours or atmosphere from these paintings – young Master CLARK knowing she wrapped paintings up in newspapers & said she took them safely on the BUS to save taxi fare for ` The poor box ` said ` The National Gallery would honour her by paying for a TAXI on this occasion –
... no doubt he begged to put in POOR BOX the BUS Fare & the TAXI fare ... THUS HOW HER AGE THOUGHT : it should be remembered that many of these upper middle class young women had families that GAVE VALUABLE GIFTS of PAINTINGS to 19th century galleries !
MARY FREEMAN her collections of CHILDRENS PAINTINGS –
1920s to 1960s - she taught in several schools London Bethnal Green and Convent of the Sacred Heart Hammersmith et al – gave her salary for Scholarships – a big collection is safe with me – late 1930s-1950s – London/Oxford/Harwell schools – most have the names of the children on them : she was fearful HISTORY of CHILDHOOD in art would not be understood – I have them safe here – wheel barrowed over the road to me from Winterbrooke House to Pillar House – they were to come late 1970s after the early death of ANDRE MALRAUX – work both households delayed this ... The death of Malraux was a shock to many people who had known him 1920s they then older than he – a young man with English roots and `crème-de-la-crème` intelligence and purity :
The collections include 1939/41 children & young peoples` simple drawings in notebooks and written in English sentences about their lives - the Mission School was run by Pastor Dr Broadbent and his wife and staff - LAGOS ... Dr Broadbent had across the Lagos lane a superior Orphanage (Thos. Grote HOMES ) educating children all colours up to 18 and on into Universities Africa, America & Canada, Switzerland et al – he had some of his promising students go across the lane for classes in subjects which would benefit them & their country ...
A man called JOHN BUCHAN, a world traveller – writes over 50 novels including the well known `Prester John` - an educated Scot from a Rectory born late19th century (dies 1940 age 65 years) who besides writing novels holds Government posts including being Governor of Canada some years, was in agreement with the HOMES of TIGGY as he was known - (see life of Buchan) – but TIG was slain by Scots Lords 1904
( 2 Tribes of Jurassic Bog Trotters – I grow up knowing them and their gigantic ignorance and obscene tittle-tattle ... lah-de-dah !)
TIGGY - HIS WIDOW `Girl of the Snows` Margareth nee Ransom my great-great aunt has a great grandpa POUL GRONLANDER 6 a half feet tall mostly Chinese ancestry, and these Jurassic Bog Trotters call Margareth high education speaking 12 languages in all subjects and several others when she tours the HOMES - These SUB APE JURASSIC BOG TROTTERS behind her back call her `The Old Eskimo` and have been begging for school fees and loans since `1890s - These Porridge coloured Scots things are into RACISM to get gold bars ...
I grew up hearing them yapping and threatening at me from 2 years of age (1935 on) : SUB SUB SUB APES calling me `Ape and Eskimo` ... into the 1970s when I am approaching 40 : Margareth lives until they kill her 15 May 1938 Ayrshire –
she has a legal marriage 1863 Jacopsholmen Island off West Greenland the family Poulsen-Ransom Jacop Chapel – Delacroix painted the door for the Chapel ! Guess where it is ! And her great grandmother`s wax dolls of France – Margaret Yates gave her trousseau money to the West GREENLAND Mission 1740s – she is of a small shipping family CARLISLE –
Polymath POUL GRONLANDER who has deep blue eyes and is `dishy` said all 1930s girls when they saw her drawings of him ... Poul corresponds in 4 languages with the Humanist Pope Benedict – they are both interested in BOTANICAL MEDICINES ... NOT the animal medicines !
Established 1864 by USA citizen born 1842 young THOMAS Immanuel GROTE (GROTE BROKERS Wall Street families – still active) the Orphanages were quietly a golden ring a delicate flower garden twice around the world with agreement all nations except SCOTLAND EARLS and some British ...The Sailor King AGREED with the Homes of TIG and Margaret Grote – but he died quickly 1936 January (euthanasia) and his heir `Ned` King Edward VIII (8) who also agreed with the HOMES, known to his future wife an American, booted out before Christmas December 1936 – Churchill and others of education did not agree with this – Edward was an intelligent man ... :
1939 September – 2nd World WAR WAS COMING :
MEMORANDUM : the Treaty of Versailles 1919 had that GREAT WAR Winners demanding they be paid the cost of the war to themselves – it has been agreed frequently it was stupid and greedy :
1919 VERSAILLE Treaty left the fallen GREAT neighbour of little FRANCE on its knees – both nations needy in fact, 1920s, 1930s – Famine, extreme poverty and shame to Germany and poverty to France & some famine ... 1933 HITLER SWEPT IN ... a Wagnerian figure who gave the fallen Germany some dignity and HOPE ... THUS another War –
British soldiers, airmen, sailors, of the GREAT WAR (WW1) understood this by the late 1920s ... many friendships had been made between Germany and Britain after the end of the War ... ( books by C.E. Montague of the Manchester Guardian 1920s, 1930s give the times and hardships with an understanding of The Great War 1914-1919 and the understanding of both sides ...
WAR 1939-1945 – We wartime children did `mans work` about the house and garden – :
LAGOS – education - in the Broadbent Protestant Mission and our Tiggy Grote HOME educating all religions – : I have since 2008 worked on computer – coming off 3 typewriters in different places about this house – Dawn pieces to be tidied up later : Orange boxes full of papers and memorabilia :
House - Neo-Classical 1820s with orchard ! Little Peter chose it 1993 :
FOOD : A cheerful note – get copy of old Great War French Soldier Marcel Xavier BOULESTIN to cook by – (he had a shop in Bond Street 1900s for art-décor & interiors - but made NO money) – a friend Robin Holmes asked him if he could do a Cook Book from his childhood home – Marcel B. was always talking about FOOD and sometimes cooked his English friends an old Country house French meal 19th century : Prefaces explain – I think he published more than one book : –
BUT last October I made the best Apple Chutney of France – I spread out 5 English old recipes (1 Harwell cook book) and BOULESTIN ! It was appreciated as Christmas presents :
My age group can remember he had called by his name a restaurant in Leicester Square until 1946 `BOULESTINs` – : Although he dies in 1946 the restaurant continued - possibly until the early 1950s ...
Try sweet pumpkin soufflé ... not just soup ...
And the cooking 1st and 2nd World Wars books – some published by The Imperial War Museum, Greenwich = 1940-45 `We`ll Eat Again` & others :
Wing Commander MICHAEL MORRIS 1st & 2nd W.Ws – earns a DS0 both Wars – lived Malt House Towns End ... Jill wife 2nd made beer as clear as glass ... she was in 2nd World War Egypt etc. and worked for WAR OFFICE after 2nd W.W.& having the children Edward and Philippa : was assistant in Cabinet Falklands war ...
A HARWELL working visitor from GAUL = until his retirement 1969 when he and General de Gaulle decided they were getting old – had done all they could in FRENCH Government since the end of the 2nd World War : Strides about HARWELL from autumn 1967 when he gets a Hon Degree from Oxford University :
... to October 1976 his too early death, seen about HARWELL Village is Georges-ANDRE MALRAUX a `MAN of LETTERS` as Winston CHURCHILL calls him solemnly 1960s – Andre pulls a grey wig on to avoid Press in Oxford : he has known Wing Commander Michael Morris both world Wars from 1920s : MICHAEL now retired plays Golf but with friends is active in Club for Burned FLYERS & other activities : Andre & Michael shop in Harwell Bosley Butchers (French Bosley grandfathers 4 and 5 times back in a village Andre knows and has old friends living round about ...) and all chat in early 1920s French about Wars and problems ...
ARCHIVES : MICHAE MORRIS - will feature in WAR RECORDS both WARS : You can find this on Inter-net - ask RAF Archives
CHATTER AROUND THE
... & HARWELL Ale Houses as past centuries to the 1970s onwards ...
Entered into the long life of Michael Morris RAF, matters below kept in shadows – or where urgent advice should be given & a WATCH upheld ...
1970 HARWELL the MALT HOUSE : Michael MORRIS retired RAF 1st & 2nd WARS ... 1971 as I push V-A & new babe `little Peter` in the big green pram coming past his gates end of Towns End bids us `good-day` ... He says Andre is around and gone off to Oxford ... 1968 on he finds me polite but often with a `nervous seriousness` : He in calm but jolly teaching manner explains to me `a type of WOMAN of Britain & Europe 1920s/30s` when he was still considered young ... :
Nota bene: Michael having just encountered MY MOTHER born 1906 in Harwell High Street – & she not pleased to find 1920s a familiar face & hailing her with “Ah Teresa, you did not come to the Sunday `at Home` that your daughter Greta gave last week` - Andre says he is always in touch with you – come and have a tumbler of my wife`s beer – she makes it ...”
MEMO : Pity I could not immediately recall August 1945 at 11 pm the `Pearly` House Clacton-on-Sea The great `Rec` ... She was trying to ram me with the tall clothes prop for the Wartime washing line across the little lawn that hot night of a black sky & only stars = He Colonel MALRAUX `on Watch` for concerned people for the Ransom children - Shropshire born Mrs and Viennese husband Professor Wincklemann (chemistry of the Brain etc), various school teachers and a Policeman renting a room across the Vista Road : A voice called and a tall figure in a USA Army raincoat (like Major Glenn Miller) stepped out of the darkness of the Wild Cherry tree Avenue bottom of our garden & says “ Good Evening TERESA - I have not seen you for 20 years ... its Andre ... ”
(exactly – January 1st week 1925 ! – but he had Reports on her - from visiting to London friends from 1934 when she was trying to sell me a year old across a fashionable Bar West-end ... his friends and others had Police called and I was taken to my grandparents `Jerusalem` Park Road Deptford – Frederick Charles Frobisher RANSOM and wife Jean choreographer ballerina Europe and South & North America !
1934 - SHE HAD JUST RETURNED with a Duchess friend from a quick visit to AMERICA – they stole Benny Goodman`s clarinet for 3 hours – a prank – but The Keystone Cops got it back when he mentioned their names & where they were staying their few days SWELL TIME – he had a Concert at 5 pm !
1934 (as MICHAEL MORRIS knew from the fashionable crowd) She Teresa Gordon-Gordon `de Havilland` MRS R. and her 1920s friends were known to have outbreaks of brandy-dopes-withdrawal symptoms of the ROARING 20s ... when they were after money from young heirs ... perhaps a kidnapping had failed ! It was supposed this 1920s crowd were still playing at MATA HARI ...
August 1945 Clacton-on-Sea war just ended April – my mother, known to my schools as Clytemnestra, Mad Mother Kali, the Minotaur, to me as `Sheshe` - crashed forwards in that dark night and said `WHO`SE THERE` He said quietly entering by the gap in the hedge that we children & the Winclemann`s had shown him “ its Andre, Teresa ” ... She turned to me with the harsh order `PUT THE KETTLE ON YOU ! ` & began to tell him I was MAD ... She was muttering `I HAVE SEEN A GHOST`- a ghost - ...` But ANDRE refused her cup of tea – she would have put KNOCK-OUT drops in it ... a regular nasty & sometimes lethal game of these aging Roaring 1920s DOPE and bottle of hard stuff in each paw ~
She does know he is GUARDIAN to a worldwide Estate & that it is being kept from him ! ... he ANDRE MALRAUX and my father are supposed to be DEAD in this 2nd World War ... But my father British Army was useful – he age speaks Japanese & we have 16-17th century relatives Okinawa ... my young father born 1911 Frederick John Ransom was a useful soldier in the Philippines & did a swim to talk to a Japanese relative and childhood friend & got shelling stopped while invalids, children, old people were got down from a hilltop Hospital ... Winston Churchill is talking about this 1957 - he knows my gt-gt Aunt Margareth from the last century and TIGGY ... Aunt `Mag` of many languages including Arabic, Greenlandic, Japanese and all the rest needed for Europe only died 1938 :
NNB : T.E.G. who got in with the wrong company age 9-10 years because they penniless aristocrats knew her father and his brothers and sisters owned 8 pieces of SCOTLAND land – and a PENINSULA in New Zealand a legal purchase from the times just after Captain James Cook discovered the place !
T.E.G : Wing Commander retired Michael Morris knew she Teresa Gordon ( born 1906 to honourable properly educated families ) was a most excellent horsewoman as a child in single figures of age but at 16 got BANNED by the Jockey Club for dangerous riding & having a crazy half Chinese-Scot Mr Jimmie Jong (of a most honourable educated Chinese family) hanging about her with undesirable aristocrats pimping at the Race Courses :
And early 1920s she Teresa Elizabeth Gordon rode into Westminster Hall on a big black horse crying out she was “ KING RICHARD the 1st returned from THE HOLY LAND ”
Her aristocrat company 1920 ever onwards were always short of `dough` : They were able to crook a finger and call in an R.N. big ship & made a trip about Asia at the end of THE GREAT WAR 1st W. War ... “ they were awfully good at thumbing a Royal Navy battleship – always find a relative with gold rings ” says a wit 1950s : Britain was short of money from 1870s.
1957 an old friend allowed `Tree` to ride a big black horse across London from one Barracks to another ...This was for her 51st Birthday 24th November 1957 ... Policemen stopped traffic central London as she splendidly rode this noble BLACK beast ... Andre Malraux had her then `crash in` on his London home which is St Edmund House, 50 Lancaster Gate Square, Catholic Mission & annex French Embassy London, run by he and General de GAULLE distributing a great fortune by an old Anglo-French Roman Catholic whose fortune had been safe in Switzerland from when he died 1920s & his legal WILL leaves it all to small businesses English and French :
1952 – 1961 Scarlet Town (as the spies call it) - to this gracious building (sadly now a Hotel) comes that little bouncing bomb the nasty cunning Mr Jimmie Jong James who haunted my childhood and part of the Wartime to 1944 – Jimmie learned Acting PEKIN Opera age 15 a superior Course 1913-1915 – He had sold off cunningly at age 14 years his Chinese family`s NANJIN lands – the last by fooling a great Aunt – 1950s he is still playing at `PONG the CLOWN` a character he excelled at ... ALL have encountered one another in PARIS The Great War into the 1930s : A good film could be made
1968 HARWELL Towns End - neighbours – the mother of the Whitehead Twins fled from Kenya in a hurry 1964 – she and Michael Morris slip away to make phone calls across the Atlantic to try get help for this and that – they both come from global 1920s ... They both know Andre is a good man : Her West Virginia educated relatives also reach into NEW YORK branch – her sister married to Joseph Sparkman he LIFE President New York Yacht Club ...
WHO would think that little Harwell village had such matters of the big dizzy world – we go about our shopping, tell the milkman then Jacky milk-girl about extra weekend needs - hear the latest objections to Vale White Horse intentions to pull so-and-so down – saved the Methodist Chapel with help from young Dr Roy Strong Director Victoria and Albert Museum who made a TV and BBC appeal `SAVE THE ENGLISH CHAPELS ` but CPRE always needing help ... Ah – help, a little, from SHADOWS escaped from doors of HELL ...
... ` the devil he was 2 years coming – humped them up in his sack – he was 2 days coming back with `em saying – “ let them go on punishing the earth ... I keep a decent Place ... ”
RESPECTABILITY & keeping the Flag flying or half mast : Whitehead twins - Debretts Peerage 19th century roots - b. 1930 Kenya to a most honourable QUAKER family Orton-Appleby – Young James 1888 is become “JAMES Lord Mayor Extraordinary” - Lord Mayor of London – Queen Victoria let him take the Glass Coach up to Appleby to show the town as he was `her favourite Lord Mayor` A son Rowland E.W. K.C. made a love marriage to Ethel Rathbone daughter of QUAKER Philip Henry RATHEBONE (well known respected Liverpool Chairman of Museums and Art Galleries) ... Basil of films is her nephew ...
1968-69 – Whitehead twins mother : Known to HARWELL as `Teddy` (Gertrude Ostrander Palmer b 1907- becomes 1929 Mrs PHR. Whitehead 1930 Kenya mother of the W. twins) says to me in her best hill-billy West Virginia accents “ Deearh – when Iah cum ova tah ENGLAND 1927 I was young & went tah smart parties in London – they woz takin` DOPE that hed them keep going fur 4 days – ... then they all fell down – on the 5th day after that their Servants CHIPPED THEM OUT OV RIGA MORTIS ... deeearh ... Well ah did not think that woz FUN ! Americans stick to old cocaine ..”
She and retired RAF Michael Morris were familiar with this world of the 1920s ... Teddy also has a VERMONT accent thank heavens -
1968 June - HARWELL - GUNS & HOLLYWOOD style CHICAGO ... One of these apparitions, been in Kenya 1944-52 appeared Walnut tree Cottage Towns End - & began to draw a gun on her June 1968 - but she had her gun wrapped in a newspaper – she had been warned the little `bouncing bomb` was trying BUY UP Harwell village ...
Well, well - here is Mr Cur JIMMIE Jong JAMES Clown Pong who knows that citizen of France & East Anglia Georges-ANDRE MALRAUX has called on her twice ... 1920s-30s young Andre his PARIS days made a rule to dive out of places when certain BAR RATS came in – they wasted his time ... : JIMMIE stormed off to TED LAY & told him to EVICT Teddy –
Dear TED at the next Harwell Sunday `AT HOME` confides that he thought the `little hob goblin` said he was Chairman of the OXFORD Communist Party – so he HIT HIM ON THE JAW and down he went & he left him in the back of the tractor shed – Ted had had a bad day yesterday & Cur JIM did not wake up until the next morning when Mr so-and-so helped `the little guy`, who had fallen out with TED, to find his car parked down the road :
The cottage is owned by the Merrits` from pre-war years & Teddy had modeled a head in bronze of their daughter Margaret age 12 in the Wartime at evening classes Camden – it went in the Summer Exhibition Royal Academy ...
HARWELL resident : Michael prefers to be known as MR Michael Morris after retirement from the RAF : He knew that young clever well mannered ANDRE MALRAUX 1924 had encountered she Teresa age 19 and a 17 year old Miss Plunket Greene at Deauville Races – The girls had been ROBBED at Calais by Chinese Scot Mr Jimmie Jong James who had acted like a brother on the ship over : They had arrived at DEAUVILLE Races without money ... Teresa a stunning Poker player got their fare in 2 hours at Calais :
So ANDRE and kind young friends meeting them at the RACES, loaned money to the two interesting girls and invited them up to PARIS - found them a little apartment – they were impressed that Teresa was talking with TOP racing stables – one eminent man of these circles had his arm around her shoulders and they were excitedly talking about BLOOD LINES non-stop ... ANDRE says “ I had no idea of this horse world – I put a BET and the 4 legged beast either won or I lost my money ”
1924 December Deauville : So young man (of Paris & East Anglia & finally Harwell ) about to become a `Man of Letters` ANDRE MALRAUX - just out of an ASIAN Prison and with young friends took the girls up to Paris over some days Christmastide –
(HE and PRISON ? Oh tomb & temple robbing an older woman took him : Archaeologists said `SHE should have known better – but he had drawn attention to the pilfering of ancient sites and a dicey-jazzy TRADE in antiquities ~ Sir Leonard Woolley of UR waved a gun at him – but admired him ~
YOUNG MEN of the MANOR – as Kipling understood ... his son went in GREAT WAR as a simple soldier – lost his life ... Rudyard Kipling wrote him the 2 books for his 12th birthday PUCK of POOK`s HILL & REWARDS and FAIRIES : When I was young ANDRE MALRAUX read me `Old Men at Pevensey` and sipped a goblet of BORDEAUX wine ... my favourite was always `Parnesius` the Great Wall )
PARIS 1924 - XMAS DAY 25th – He to his mother Bertha & Aunt Marie – his wife Clara with her friends – But the girls went (my next decade future Mum) to the BRITISH EMBASSY for glorious food and wines that Christmas Eve and Christmas Day ! Titled 1920s young could tip the Ambassador out of the best bed :
1971 - I come to HARWELL The Pillar House 4th February 1968 - my first children born 1968 & 1970, ( A.& P. come 1965 with PJPW to Walnut Tree Cottage Towns End ) I knew I showed my embarrassment : MICHAEL felt he should GIVE ME A SERMON on the 1920s WOMAN : – he has experience – he has just met my mother again after 30-40 years ! He met dear Jill his 2nd wife in 2nd World Wartime Alexandria and Cairo :
“ you have to understand Greta – these women were more like men ... when Andre and I were young ... ... ... ”
“ Many a time my first wife, a BOY when in Paris with Andre`s Countess Louise, would return from PARIS and KNOCK ME DOWN THE STAIRS OF OUR CASTLE ... we had a small Castle in Rutlandshire – I lived in the round turret – up winding stairs, with my big dog – he was very sensitive to any sounds – I sometimes wondered if he detected ghosts ... he would protect me from anyone or anything ... ”
( We had gone to a peculiar luncheon near Windsor in a Lutyens house after the death of my father – Jimmie Jong James came in half way – I called it `the luncheon of the ancient Roman Tombs` a 20 aside table had a line of morbid looking green leaves down the centre – several places were laid for the dead ... ANDRE was at the head of the table – there were children of the age of A and P and Victoria-A not long walking was on her reins ... www.ancestryandtruetales.jimdo.com et al it was creepy – I had not known we were attending this until 12 noon ... A man came and took me the other end of the Table ... several years on Andre Malraux said to me `I want you to remember that occasion like this ... We had a luncheon with our families and our friends ... Nothing else ... But Andre dies too early 1976 and those I call `Jurassic Bog trotters` live on into the late 1990s – my mother dies 2001 ... Michael Morris RAF c 1991 sending me a last message =
1971 HARWELL ... that morning Michael continues his warnings of 1920s women : “ Now I am a big Chap but I want you to know THESE WOMEN fought-carried guns-DRANK-wore male attire or the most expensive evening frocks ... When my first wife returned from PARIS only our eldest son could calm her – she had a marvellous voice like the Woman who used to sing RULE BRITANNIA at the end of THE PROMS ... he would rush to the piano and call out `SING MATER ... Oh DO SING` ... and she would give us a splendid recital – if she had needed to she could have sung in Grand Opera ... ”
ADVENTURES IN HARWELL ... shady sides of the street ...
1970-71 : HARWELL High Street –
Wing Commander Michael Morris of a most splendid RAF career –both world Wars 20th century
had met my mother again = he was not happy about her progress and her old chum Cur Jimmie Jong James around us ... and a sinister ghoul spoof Doctor from London with that well known expensive blue car – Dr `Mengele` Harrington .. children were warned by Police never to accept a lift ... it had expensive fashionable powerful chums - & had been PAID to follow Andre England & France & even abroad !
1950s COLCHESTER – Andre Malraux did not like him `Mengele` ... “ a queer disapproved of generally by the Medical Profession - a Physician hangs about Paris and London ... ”
“ POLITICS is a jungle & a nasty business Child – men take the first whiskey at 9.30 am ... ” said he of the big Quaker Family Whitby, retired from OUT EAST as the Deputy Curator Harold Walter POULTER to Colchester & Essex Museums 1934 – He is talking to me 1953 the 19 years old = ` new British slave to this study house of ROMAN Britain 1st-2nd centuries AD `
1950s - I would have been happy to pull up the drawer-bridge and never leave Camulodunum Colonia Victricensis – The Barracks here looked after me my first months ! `Daughter of the Regiment` - My mother went on a cruise on a famous YACHT with her Noble chums –
1953-1959 = 1959 August when Andre MALRAUX now Minister of Culture FRANCE - has been deliberately poisoned and pulled through by Colchester Hospital quietly - Harold POULTER alerting them late night – he was a week recovering – POLITICS you know !!
1953 - Harold POULTER polymath continued “ we wish the young Emperor Andre would come back to us - our civilized world of archaeology ... The General is alright – its what is around them ... And over here the clock has been turned back a 100 years ... in your young lifetime it`s going to be 150 years Child ... etc. etc. etc. ! ... ”
web sites – www.greta-ransom.com et al : with colours to help me and READERS with following this `Tolkein RINGS` journey of GOOD and sheer EVIL ... which begins 1883 the LINDSAYbuggarhs as the British Police call them from Castle of May to Lands End ... ... ...
Becomes Comical – but it was also heavy with the Tragical = I likened the decades 20th century to Tolkien `s book LORD of the RINGS – Andre Malraux (my Guardian from 1937 October) had called the book `about GOOD and EVIL` ... I had as a child thought of life as a Journey and we encounter GOOD and EVIL ... Reading `RINGS` first time from the 1957 I could give a bunch of 1920s-30s maniacs I had about me from my birth the names of some of the Tolkien characters !
Here come to HARWELL village were the very worst of them ... and luckily Michael Morris and others out to Oxford had an understanding – some people more than others ... and knew ANDRE MALRAUX was a man much abused over the matter of a legal Will telling his full Guardianship ... it had been easy for the MANIACS to blame General de Gaulle from the 1940s ... The MANIACS made dirty blood & gore BIG money !
MEMO : Dr `Mengele` Harrington is de-frocked by BMA 1982 after he drew attention to himself with a SHOW biz style Divorce in London 1981 : Mrs Deliou rushing up to me with newspapers – `Mengele` had been found out ! She said `he terrified Teddy & she began to live in Fort Knox – we had to give a special knock before she would open the door ` ... how can these things happen in our country after the two Wars we have suffered ...`
MY mother = Her 1940s wartime activities were 1920s crazy – & she & old chums all took bits of the RATIONS for nice TEAS with dear OZ (Sir Oswald Mosley) in Holloway Prison ... 1937 my father had to telephone him to “ GET THAT TRUNCHEON OFF HER ” ! She had rolled it in newspaper & was swinging it about hitting people - Sir Oswald said `the rules were the truncheons were put into the store after a March – yes he would STOP her !
1967-1976 to his death : HARWELL & round about : Everyone liked George-Andre & tried to keep him safe – his sons had been killed in a car 1961 ... :
HARWELL histories - links East-Anglia to Bosley Butchers –
ANDRE MALRAUX & Ransom families 92 AD Suffolk –
OUR (my families) 1864 established worldwide education in real HOMES - Uncle TIGGY GROTE & nations A-Z made quietly a delicate flower garden round the globe, a halo twice A to Z of fragile common sense – disapproved of by some EMPIRES -Children all shades & colours, shapes & sizes enjoy GROTE CURRICULUM living in REAL HOMES –
TIGGY & families began 1864 global educating them to 18-20s in many languages, classics, sciences, arts, medicines, humanism - exchange visits the globe to Grote Homes always made when orphans reach 10 or 12 years of age ... 1936 Ecuador tells us of visit to CHINA 30 years ago – letters come to them from `pen pals` about Chinese problems ...
WE, Ransom-Weddell-Frobisher families on 1935-36 world tour for AUNT MAG of highest education the globe, are asked to discuss on this matter – these ECUADOR once orphans knowing from our South American recent `dropping in` (using our little planes to flit up and down) have gathered information on World matters & from Europe as well ... we are INCA et al the daughter `the AELOVEDAH-Maria` of JOSEF Yahamh` SAN JULIAN f. San Miguel Acting Governor for Spain 1830s-50s ...
We have met a family with a young man age 11 years, descendants of WAT TYLER, who will leave good works – chariot boy – the best understanding of Sir THOMAS MORE stage and screen ... a meaningful work on film with Emmanuel (had to find a suitable name to go into films – saw Edward G. Robinson on side of a Van in Boston – ( Charleton Heston) he brought me a plate of ham and eggs – I coming 4 years old, remember everybody who brings me FOOD !
MEMO : Readers : 1985 Harwell VILLAGE – that year came about 2,000 Americans other nations – ALL descended from 3 HARWELL blood lines ... They did not live uneventful lives the centuries – or the present times – they did more than `go daily to the Humungomarkets` as Harwell young people said from 1960s, coming to realize life wanted sensibly sorting out ...
1842-1904 THOMAS Immanuel GROTE - his murder Scotland :
1883 onwards : Certain Tribes Scotland Earls short of `brass` disapproved the education for all Nation, not just their own Empire – Class and Racism ruled OK Yah :
... having failed to kill TIGGY 1883 the wedding visit of a grand-daughter Millie Frobisher to widower JOHN RANSOM (educationalist at Montreal, Japan & West Greenland) they began to TARGET in stealth Thomas Grote worldwide Homes - they could with `authority` & already did 18th century onwards pick off seashores & forests and crop growing lands – known as the worst LOGGERS of the globe –
Problem ! ... but these Estates around the GROTE HOMES were by approval Nations A-Z OUTSIDE the British Empire – Weep for them around the village greens & Ale houses - incoming money was not what it should have been from the Empire Asia etc ... & their superior EDUCATION had not given them any skills other than diplomacy & dice playing ...
- But concerning GROTE HOMES Fair FRANCE kept its peace – Mag & Tig had considerable investments bringing comfort to the land from Geoffrey the Norman of the 3rd Crusade – his first lands down at TOULOUSE – last picked off by they and other Jurassic bog trotters 1960s ! France 19th century had still a painful memory of Crecy and Agincourt ...
Fair FRANCE 19th century had 5 flourishing HOMES from 1870s into 1940s & last destroyed Christmas Eve 1953 :
MEMO : The record for the 19th-20th centuries overseas The BRITISH EMPIRE in Education is 3 up from the bottom of a World list :
1862 – wondering what to do with life other than NEW YORK – TIGGY a son of GROTE BROKERS who got to Wall Street eventually when it was paved, at 20 years of age in 1862 he sailing with his GUARDIAN the RANSOM family of Montrose and West Greenland saw that the well meaning Missionaries across the Pacific educated the native children & orphans to 12 years in firm obedience and holiness to the Christian God (of many faiths of the West !)
This system however well meaning ... merely produced A WORKFORCE that would NOT question the long hours & poor living conditions and slavery of their lives - so long as they went to Church on Sundays ... they were taught to obey the WESTERN IMPERIAL MASTERS ... of several EMPIRES ... the WEST got RICH ... (on to `Windrush` etc)
Nota Bene : 1920s a young man b 1901 Georges-ANDRE MALRAUX saw this matter clearly – with friends – his own nation FRANCE was an EMPIRE too ... as was an ancestral line of his mother Bertha of East-Anglia of which she was proud and which provided her with income from honest shipping and farming etc & this income she put away for him her only surviving child – when he married and had children this NEST EGG would keep them safe in a world where the GREAT WAR had shaken everybody ... of 900 years Family HISTON Norfolk originally – about Suffolk 1954 ! Andre knew his ancestral lines – he is talking about them to Whitehead cousins families in China 1920s ... (`you must see the sunsets at Amoy` I am told 1980s ... )
HARWELL - 1986 & 1988 BMNH tours – Fishes : 1952 CHINA – Diary LIR ` Lennie – WE HAVE HAD A LONG WALK ! – we now have things to do – LOOK ! the WEST has managed to ruin the first 50 years of this new century – let that Clown Hitler in – NOW they are sending US philosophy (French) US ! CHINA ,of course, hath CONFUCIUS
1947 Summer 5 Colne Road Clacton-on-Sea :
My ex-ATS, a real Roman Catholic b 1910, Aunt Win (Irish-Welsh Scots father G.E.G said “ Andre - he is raised by 3 Graces – Clara & a doctor called – they have been threatening Professor Winclemann because Andre has divorced her – she married him when he had scarcely left his teens – she was on the shelf - on DOPE since she was a girl ...”
“ I agreed with Mrs Winnclemann to speak with her here in our new house – but as she is NOT a lady I would not have her in the sitting room – I took her to the kitchen for whatever she had to say – I was polite but told her to follow me to the kitchen ... but she is threatening Andre and you and your family ... ”
We can her the sea from this house & in 3 minutes be on the beaches if we run ...Professor is always playing records – Debussy `la Mere` and Preludes and lots of Richard Wagner – when the sea is rough he puts on `Flying Duchman`- We could do without these doped up 1920-30s nut-house cranky-house types - of between 2 big WORLD WARS ... 1914-1919 and 1939-1945 ... they needed a GROTE Curriculum !!
READERS can follow with the RADIO TIMES these years ... it is perhaps more real than believing persons endlessly writing or speaking `what they think` on times they have never lived in ...
1947 July CLARA at Clacton-on-Sea : “ you may FOLLOW ME to the KITCHEN ” Has Miss Winnie been reading the Plays of Oscar Wilde ? `Importance of being Ernest` was still popular and on wireless` ...
nota bene : This doctor with Clara Goldsmidt 1946 just divorced from Andre Malraux - HORRORS ! – This is `Mengele` Harrington – he hung about us on Clacton PIER Whit-Sunday Tide 1944 – Police were looking for him – big notices in school yards `NOT TO LEAVE YOUNG CHILDREN ALONE` :
It is he who will 1954 get that expensive BLUE playboy CAR from cunning pimping ... it is not until October 1959 that the Essex Police try drive him away from lurking seafronts and villages :
1968 HARWELL = 4 February we come to The Pillar House Harwell ... 4 children by 1970 – I still followed by same now aging Maniacs but thank heavens Michael Morris encountered them from 1920s : (there is now a KENYA connection eldest 2 children) ...
SURPRISE : 1969 Luncheon of the ancient ROMAN TOMBS near Windsor : there will be at the long long table CLARA & “ Dr DEAD FISH EYES ” seated on my LEFT HAND ...
USA Teddy, mother of the Whitehead twins calls IT `Doctor dead fish eyes` ... and MICHAEL MORRIS knows all of these old things of between 2 World Wars and onwards – They still in `Roaring 1920s manner` but with the presence, the body language, of VAMPIRES & ghouls & hob goblins :
Half way through the meal at this long long table comes JIMMIE JONG JAMES with a full bottle of RUM – intending to buy a Dedham Estate from Michael = but it was the property of his son – JIM and his companion drank the bottle themselves – Michael soon made an urgent phone call to his son that afternoon - had the response `WE WILL HAVE THE GUNS OUT`- they can go to our Solicitors in the proper way– NO calls with Whiskey bottles and dope ”
WE MUST GO ON OUR JOURNEY ... there will be GOOD and EVIL ...
20th century : Clacton-on-Sea had from 1910 = has its own problems with a Scotland Tribe of Jurassic Bog Trotters who built a low crouching GRAND between a strip of land beside 18th century The Royal Hotel – unfortunately claiming lands from GORDON families and RANSOM families as kin – Marriage made 1932 – and expecting to handle ALL moneys-properties-homes as their own property from a marriage 1883 and this of 1932 = With cunning if they can even OUT to cousins 9 digits on family trees - and all in-laws where there is MONEY ~
2nd World War – ENGLAND East Anglia – Harwell :
FOOD : If age 9-12 years you must be in charge of the KITCHEN if war work calls women to work : then a nice quick High Tea for a winter day after School, about 4.30pm when you have walked home – homes are rarely heated at this time : FRY very thick slices of BREAD in some LARD until crispy – add chopped mint, chopped onions or the green sprouting tops, mix with O`Daddy Sauce or Heinz tomato sauce - USA food parcels delivered back of Town Halls, scraps of cheese if any – under a hot grill - & eat fiercely, turning off gas immediately ! – TEA now often comes from KENYA, if ships can avoid German Subs – this tea is a rich bronze colour, very cheerful looking, but needs 2 dashes milk and half spoon sugar – spoon if you dare : dip Rock Cakes in it ...
HOMEWORK collect any books needed from bookcases – Regular duty is soak in soapy water in bucket any clothes in need of a wash, handkerchiefs, socks, underclothes leave until next day : Light paraffin stove – kettles can be boiled on these chimney stoves like Valour : Paraffin -remember weekly to call at shop of school pupil Funneula Fiona-Faith MacDonald – she runs her Ironmongery & Seed Merchants shop very professionally from age 10 years on Saturdays or after school – few can say her first Christian name !
Weekdays SUPPER 7-8 pm : Remember to soak the salted cod in bucket of water in the garden the day before - water vegetables or flowers with this salt water – do not waste ! Evening about 6.30 scrub lots of big potatoes for baking – more than needed because they can be fried next morning : Warmth from the oven welcome – 5 pm try listen to BBC Childrens` Hour (very intelligent) while doing homework if possible ... feed dog – butchers always kind over bones and scraps & doggie will eat potatoes and meaty gravy saved from Sunday dinner or fried liver – lots of liver & fried slowly with onions the gravy can be used as a spread – chop herbs from the garden : 2 brothers, perhaps a school friend – send OUT in the Recreation grounds to walk dog, play games `Dropping in Enemy territory by moonlight`, `Up the Kasbah – invisible ink messages `
( Hhm – when Colonel Andre Malraux came May-June 1945 he forbade us at this game – “ ...the KASBAH is a very serious matter ...” I never understood – we had got this game from a FRENCH film in black and white ! He was serious & I may know more history than him and about `early man` so I stopped taking my bow and arrows to school & hiding in trees – end of childhood ! The St Clare Nuns have called him `GOD`s GIFT to young women & as JO has died on a railway line leaving him 2 tiny sons he is called `a widower` by the Vatican & the Churches – so he sings in our Church choir & teaches a 10 or 20 minutes in the schools that first year to come back to life = he has 2 brothers dead too )
After school WARTIME : save listening to BBC News for 9 pm – its Wartime – wise to know if a dash to shelters over night or you may be sleeping in the metal table shelter in a downstairs room ... Try get at least 15 minutes in REC with others to play what ever game we have chosen : Remember to check supper things ready to begin cooking ... if snow or very cold open a of tin soup to sip in cup with main plateful – baked apples sometimes ... Cocoa later before bed ... Summertime make lemonade with powder from sweet shops ... or if we feel ill ! Coughs and sneezes ...
BREAKFAST – Porridge OATS golden syrup – fried bread with tomatoes if the season ... Cornflakes ... milk is delivered happily to the doorsteps ...
SCHOOLS : ... Seaside schools have pupils look at newspapers from 8 years of age before beginning lessons : after REGISTER, then Morning Assembly little lecture & hymns – “ Here hath been dawning another blue day – THINK ~ shalt thou let it slip useless away ...” ... Teachers are come from retirement so University graduates etc ... this proved GIVE a CHILD TEACHERS, some of mature years, and from the UNIVERSITIES, then children of Britain stay well educated ...
As JOHN RUSKIN says 19th century - “ A NATION HAS NO FUTURE EXCEPT ITS CHILDREN ... ... ... ”
... Back to classrooms sit at our desks head exercise book page with date daily but if you like use the names of the old Scandinavian days – Moon-day (Lunatics day) – TU his day- (polishes THEIR armour) - Woden`s Day (all go fighting) – God THOR his day (looks in horror at what THEY have done to their armour – shaking his head he lights his FORGE !) – FRIGGA Goddess of the SKIES (she weaves the clouds to cover THEIR shame after THEY have been fighting on Woden`s day) – Saturn`s day (shopping) ... VALHALLA & THEY the GODS sit at Table ...
AM-X also calls on Madam Mimi by Harwell church – they speak French – MARY FREEMAN has known Andre in Ceylon 1920s slightly : She and friends did not like Robert Graves – he would dominate the supper table :
Dr JOHN FLETCHER – talking about Edward Black Prince – Chronicles - somewhere that he came to Harwell – as a child liked his Manor Harwell best – came on a stretcher before his death ... Johanna his wife ... Dr Fletcher saying `much to do here` : He knew I had been at Colchester Museums : –
& of the genealogy done by my father & older members of our family – including Alfie Charles Rear Admiral 1st world War ( saying 1946 “ had to be called out at the end of this last ... Admiralty short of Rear Admirals ...” )
With a great Genealogy people would call one another `cousin` even from 800 AD ! It was a Victorian past-time before Television : There were magazines-journalson genealogy : Inter-net has genealogies by surnames – & connections in genealogies may be done :
MEMO : ART & working PHOTOGRAPHERS :
ALAN SPENCE ... he and his brother and sister grew up knowing MARY FREEMAN very well : 1986 he was allowed photograph Mary Freeman`s house after she died – permission her nephew Charles Freeman scholar writer Oxford Uni. : With Janet, us, JIM Froud, we chose 11 pm and with glasses of sherry her sister PHIL deposited in the cellar years before, turning sugary, we captured the mystery of the place – an Artists house of the early 20th century late 19th century décor ... ALAN did the PICS – I had to write things for her friends : I have set of these photographs copies sent KL
THE WORLD OF MARY FREEMAN :
I knew a lot of people branching into her decades in my first years up to 6-7- before WAR CAME : my grandpa Frederick Charles Frobisher RANSOM had his last school teach him Latin, Greek, conversational French – & EARLY ENGLISH – he could lecture on Beowulf and other Sagas – he was useful to the aesthetes ! We also attended with the always solemn Catholic Converts lectures given by Indian poets – a lecture March 1937 with Teilhard de Chardin in a white shirt prancing up and down on a Colchester school stage – everyone adored Professor Chardin but fell asleep a bit from a big supper first – but I was not invited to this – only to the Lecture because my Father could not accompany them –
... he might have got the BIG SUPPER ~ at my age just become 5 years on the 11th March I am keen on FOOD ...
My mother when back from weeks at the RACES with her noble chums, some in Black Shirts with truncheons helping OZ sometimes, is nasty if she has LOST all her money !
She can refuse me food – say I have had it and eaten it – throw dirty uncooked potatoes at my feet and say `here Rat` ! ...
I suppose IF we had a Castle she might knock my young father DOWN THE STEPS as the first fashionable wife of Wing Commander Michael Morris expects when this wife comes back from PARIS 1920s ... Perhaps she used to lose at the RACES or Poker ?
TEILHARD de CHARDIN : I liked him ! Alert & inspired ~
I thought he said `if you concentrated you could put your MIND on a STAR` :
Georges-the-blessed ANDRE (some very nice people regard him as having a halo already) ... (Colonel Malraux as he was in the War and he had to be in the WARS of SPAIN because nobody had the idea of organization too much ...) Georges-Andre would often ask me to GET HIS MIND BACK FROM THAT STAR where I put it SUMMER 1937 when he asked me to demonstrate this to him :
That was our weeks & weeks with a young Lady writer Miss JO on `the best Holiday of all` from last day July to early October 1937 - at CLACTON-on-SEA and all the seacoasts and little villages Essex-Suffolk ... & us three trekking olden ways to Lincoln and Norfolk on to Kings Lynn finally his mother`s little Dowry House at Saxmundham Hall ... We are walking about in the footsteps of his ANCESTORS =
And his father`s line are `Maljaow` from Ostend but sail with us RANSOM 1600 =1630 from Bordeaux : Somehow France thinks he is just French !
MARY FREEMAN and the Dudley-Short parents – The Indian poets, TAGORE et al & TIELHARD de CHARDIN were known to she Mary and her families and friends – A PHOTO of Mary in INDIA shows her as a member of a Group of Indian-Western ladies to assist relationships – I will photocopy it off – its in a book – can`t rem. Name – she told me – I came across it by chance : FOUND IT – sent KL photocopy ... :
MARY FREEMAN – her Catholic circle of friends around Harwell - out to Oxford ... :
Lady AGNES EASTON – family have a private Catholic chapel :
Knew Poet Christopher Cauldwell – SPAIN – Civil War 1936 :
Ask others about these links to her work : I only see Lady Agnes in that big old 19th century kitchen at Winterbrooke House when they are exchanging preserves and thinking about shopping and letters & Easter and Christmas plans - and Convent `Retreats` :
A friend a Nun is a fine printer at a Convent – their world as Catholics & Converts – me pre-war R.C. connections abroad with visits South-North America, Rome, France ... Canada & West Greenland ~ Their world was a little smaller than mine – but many of them knew INDIA – I did not - only Malay at under 2 years
Some ARTS, CRAFTS, MUSIC circles : But they know my grandmother Mary Helena Mrs George E. Gordon b 1870 Sackville Street has a big Peace seeking Irish family (Dublin Murphy Shipping-Carrolls-Sir Edmond John O`Brien-cousins O`Grady et al Williams Wales) who can step in to `the VAT` (Vatican) and talk face-to-face - & we all have an American-Irish cousin living in writing – alive to 1973 – he`d send me blue green sweets – land and sea : – but a dangerous world 20th century – rise of racism - because of lack of MONEY from the East for the West – Our Families` friend is `young Pacelli` from late `19th century – becomes Pope 1939 ... :
HARWELL Village for a Thousand Years = some matters that HARWELL old families & in-coming 19th=20th century residents carry with them ... MATTERS spoken about the VILLAGE WELL, in the ALE HOUSES ... and `When Shutters drawn, Candles lit ... a WATCH kept ... ... ...
2nd World War : EUROPE Poland crisis – JAN KARSKI a young student crosses Europe quietly comes to England, USA - asks HELP for Poles Ghetto & elsewhere - this does reach Mary Freeman at sometime - and others - some will have met the dark haired young man at Diocese Westminster London 1942 - he wrings his hands gracefully anxiously as he speaks I could remember = see Video USA he in his 80s :
I, The Pillar House (1968-1993), recall the young Polish hero coming to see my grandmother Mary Helena Gordon 1942 to CLACTON-on-SEA Essex - & I Greetah Ransom being quietly introduced age 9 years ...
1942 ENGLAND - Amongst Mary & her friends some may have had useful contacts & connections & given help various ways ? : Young Jan Karski out of POLAND comes to talk with us Gordon & Ransom families at the Seaside Clacton-on-Sea = he used GROTE Homes in 2 or 3 places on his journey by various forms of transport and foot –
NB: the Uncle TIGGY HOMES have immunity officially 1936 -given by Hitler & friends and German Government – “ Older students need not fight – Hitler said `he knew their worth` : they are to continue- with medicine, useful technology, sciences, teaching, music, agriculture & botany, animal welfare, history, geology & earth sciences, astrophysics, many languages and Classics ...”
USA citizen born 1842 , to GROTE BROKERS, TIGGY GROTE`s code formed 1864 is ` talk-do not fight - BUT ... you may have to make a decision at sometime when you are an experienced adult ... :
MEMO : 1904 - Arran Island off W. Hebrides :
Tiggy was murdered by Scots Earls ... they had been claiming the HOMES from 1883 and the seashores of other nations worldwide the HOMES are built upon - this is Treason-treachery- gutter stupidity – another Tribe of EARLS joined in competition 1904 – they were already set to grab at the 8 pieces of our GORDON lands in Scotland and eyeing a Peninsula owned by our GORDON families New Zealand ... These Tribes of Earls grow a dangerous drug called Divinorum Salvia Scotland – they push it up their snouts and it HITS their brains in 2 seconds – they then become violent maniacs & like to kill humans of any age worldwide including Scotland ... )
1942 JAN KARSKI : We have tea with he & his deputation from Westminster at the Montfort Lodge Priests Home CLACTON – it is to ask my grandmother Mary Gordon if she can get help from the VATICAN – she tells him she will write to Irish cousins immediately – may telephone if it is not breaking the Law – ask them to go across to Rome and into the VATICAN & try and talk personally with Pacelli as they always could do – before this latest WAR came upon us – she has heard that now he is the Pope it is difficult – but she does know he will receive them from Ireland if he can : Southern Ireland is NOT at War & it is no longer since 1932 owned by Gross Britain –
It is agreed : Westminster Diocese will make enquiries for her as to whether she can telephone Dublin without breaking the British Law :
She Mary Gordon will write that evening to her cousins Dublin – keep copies – an in-law to her family owns a newspaper locally : letters will be in the post to-morrow and following days :- I hope my grandmother will not put her letters to her cousins in the local post office but use a `diplomatic bag`, shall we say ...
... but I, 9 years old now, & know it is difficult to get to the family friend `young Pacelli` now that he has `gone on High` : 1920s to 1939 he phones my grandmother & her sisters from Rome – his old friend is in charge of our great new Church :
Pacelli as Pope - he telephoned my grandmother 1939 asking she come bringing me – an apartment is inside the Vatican, 2 Nuns to do the work, and she being Irish can go out into the City – he sent 2 black white photos of the Apartment which has its own door and opens on to a lane – he has his little school `children at risk` inside the Vatican now that WAR has begun ... BUT we could not get me out to Southern Ireland and hence safely to ROME & the Vatican where we have an American-Irish cousin living in Father Stephen `Foster` BECAUSE OF THE GROTE HOMES worldwide ...
Whitehall : “ The British Government & its New Crown cannot broker a penny of this Estate worldwide – We FEAR the Government and Crown have embarked upon FRAUD ... ”
1939-1940 = A little Committee of Q.Cs and K.Cs asked to quietly consider the Seizure of the GROTE RANSOM worldwide Estate has sufficient of them come to this decision :
The Committee members, old honourable men, are visited separately by a Major Jimmie O`Carroll James – he says he has an Intelligence Unit at the BACK of Buckingham Palace – it is found he has – when he is away it is run by a man called Clive who is in the Army : Three of the Committee die 1940-41 ...
... one member is Sir R.E. Whitehead Q.C. – grandfather of the Whitehead twins – he is said to have fallen on the tow path Wallingford early morning walk before his breakfast = REPORTS Police - and by a man with dog who heard Sir Rowland shout for help & ran back to him – he could not speak : he had pass him a little fat man with a sack over his shoulder head down who only grunted when man with dog gave him a `Good-morning` - he had to have passed by Sir Rowland ... who may have been pushed in the river ... ? It was wondered was the little swag-man a Poacher ? :
MEMO : JIMMIE JONG James, trained 2 years PEKIN OPERA Acting School age 15-17 years 1914-16, is known as a man you do not let over the doorstep - `who works by moonlight for certain Scots Earls ...` In the 1920s – 1930s he is known to travel about the world with a demi-hessian sack containing a change of underclothes & shaving things ... he can easily steal clothes ...
Nota Bene: First languages of JIM Jong James are FRENCH, and CHINESE, he speaks English `pidgin` fashion - at 11 years of age 1910 was sent to a WELSH School to learn ENGLISH clearly : The father a Scot, mother an educated Chinese girl of excellent Finishing Schools Switzerland and France, with her sister :
French Composer Maurice Ravel - caught Jimmie Jong in his private residence Paris in his dressing room searching his wardrobes = Ravel had decided not to go to the seaside after all ... returned to take a rest ... says `found the little half Chinese man trying on one of his suits – he does not want you to know who his mother is` = Ravel had found `the little man` fingering his car one evening –later he found a sticky substance on the driving wheel – he took his handkerchief and wiped it off ... Ravel died from wounds got crashing his car ...
1968 – 1970s : DID ANYONE LOSE MALE CLOTHES in HARWELL ? 1930s CLACTON Seafront - at The Royal Hotel this was spoken about – men guests reported clothes missing – MEMO : the LINDSAY Crawford `Grande` a low grey granite building already looking unsteady 1920s is next door on a strip of land used 19th century for the carriage horses and dogs :
Nota bene : If a Whiteman marries a foreigner then she has to be rich and of good birth = yes his mother is of European educated Chinese family once owning big lands NANJIN up to 1900s ... his father a Scot called Captain James RN then a minor Diplomatic post at Port Arthur - he may have been dead by 1920s – Jim`s Chinese mother has with her sister a very nice respectable Apartment in PARIS – there is a younger son I can just recall 1930s-early 50s : I remember her 1939 ... she is a friend of VIOLET-artist cousin to my great grandma Millie Frobisher - they are both (unfortunately) grandchildren of an EARL of LINDSAY Crawford !! ( see Debrett- Burkes Peerage etc)
We (Gordon & cousins, Ransom & cousins worldwide ) of good law abiding families worldwide are caught in England – Gross Britain : – we are in danger because of maniac dope growing & Witchcraft Scotland Tribes of Earls – 1938 they have set about killing the GROTE HOMES children & staking out their claims to the SEASHORES of
NATIONS OUTSIDE the BRITISH EMPIRE =
1938 onwards ... they will `BIG BOOT IN` on these lands Europe and worldwide the last year of the 1939-45 War and MAKE BIG MONEY - destroying woodlands, fishing, wild life, and peaceful farming and civilized necessary occupations and peoples lives – evicting where they can – robbing minerals & building cheap holiday ghettos – one sloping garden in front of a building turned into a hotel had little teeth and finger bones found after rain ... beneath the top soil burned layers of fabrics and more remains of children ... Of course they had lorries come quickly and pour good earth on top ...
DANGER ? Oh - I with Lennie LIR my young Flyer-polymath Uncle are the heirs of TIGGY and Aunt Margareth Girl of the Snows and Andre MALRAUX is our Guardian – ANDRE MALRAUX is GUARDIAN to the THOMAS GROTE HOMES children of the WORLD ... & to us until we are at least 25 years of age ...
... because of theft of the ROYAL MAIL & organized cunning he has not received his documents about this – except JO received a New York letter November 1944 in Paris saying `could Malraux account for the big expenses on the cheque book they GROTE BROKERS sent him 1939 ?
? The School in the VATICAN for `children at risk`- an article on this appeared in a British newspaper c 1970 – A Jewish girl her life saved in this school in the VATICAN stayed after the 1939-45 War until she was 19 years old teaching younger children whose families might be found perhaps ? – she was happy there – her 2 brothers who came in with her 1939 went to USA to continue education and they had alive some relatives not sent to the Gas Chambers ...
MEMO : `Young Pacelli` was VATICAN representative in GERMANY 1920s – this was when that Nation was `down on its knees` : after the VERSAILLES Treaty 1919 the ALLIES demanded re-payment of their War Costs – that is the WINNERS of the GREAT WAR : Best not do this to a big, big fallen enemy ???
1920s-33 = After 10 years plus of extreme hardships to the ordinary people of Germany it was too easy for ADOLPH HITLER to sweep in as the great Wagnerian Operatic figure who would lift them from poverty ...
MARY FREEMAN & HER TIMES : An easy GUIDE book for first half 20th century : A quick grasp of the DEPRESSION years between the 2 Wars is `THE DARK VALLEY – a panorama of the 1930s – archives – young Piers Brendon b 1941 – describing events my family & I am involved in & people we know of all races & nations : We must never say names – Mary Freeman & her circles will know this too ... !
Think of HARWELL in Tudor times & religious maniacs ! – Scary when you cannot fly or sail away ... :
HARWELL “Village for a Thousand Years” & its many connections worldwide into 20th century AD :
MEMO : I have safely the Bo`bart ORGAN, made Carpenter firm Battleboro, Vermont ... WE NEED someone to pay for restoration ... web site ... easy matter to mend & they require no electricity ! Could not Balliol raise the funds – because they owe the College to our Harwell family `the BAYLOLLS of the Manor High Street – a young 2nd cousin of the Bishop of Bath and Wells age 21 died of Plague ... his mother a BAYLOL` girl, he inherited money and named that College after them both :
20th century 1910–1986 - MARY FREEMAN her many FRIENDS :
A. S. , Jim RCA, & others may recall more :
? The name of a nice middle-aged couple who go into Vatican library for research :
And DAVID RODGERS retiring BODLEY Head does this too - visiting ROME 2 weeks for work in Apostelica Vaticana : His sister Brenda was a 2nd World War Resistance worker France into the Alps – took people & Airmen over into Switzerland : They lived in The Mill, Blewbury I think - I did not know them until the 1980s : he gave me my Library membership = OLD CATHOLIC NETWORK !
CATALOGUE 1998 – his exhibition France :
And earlier “4 portraits end of 20th century” has 3 local friends – Dan Grimshaw/2 girl friends `Othona` and JO – and philosopher beggar met in India 1990-1 – with text :
`ACE, ACE & ACE ` life a The Pillar House 1970s-80s
True histories & stories for Pete & the Whitehead children & pets – local people & life the village and round about ...
Life in the Pillar House & village, & roundabout = including Wantage and Salisbury ... 1970s-1980s – three are on my web sites – I print them out –
PETE - he has a File on my web site – continuing ...
www.ancestryandtruetales.jimdo.com called `P.R.W. Peter Rathbone Ransom Whitehead – some of his photographs – more on-going with his text ... other sites :
JIM FROUD knew a lot of HARWELL HISTORY - valued country life – Maidenhead College then to ROYAL COLLEGE OF ART – gets a 1st – teaches first at Matthew Arnold School then FE Oxford Department of Art & Design ... a superb teacher of art & design ... a friend ...
We Whiteheads came to The Pillar House 4 February 1968 & left 30 April 1993 :
Within 7 years we put back house as it was built `a farmhouse with most elegant staircase, great inside shutters and windows of 1800s` : the village builder Mr Jordan said “ ... the 18th century features are because they wanted their house back after the fire – so the village builder put up something like they were used to building ... much of late 18th century in Pillar House – that’s why you have the 5 feet bread oven – they put a big Victorian range in too ... ” :
1985 the Pilgrimage of the American descendants of the 2 HARWELL brothers 1660 who landed USA Block Island = one family owned NASHVILLE PRESS = they may have printed things there – they were very proud of their ancestry ... Mr Coleman Harwell had the family histories recorded at the PRESS : Letter from him – copy sent and other copies related to this event 1985 :
I GRW 1985 made a big Tea for the ANCESTRAL Visitors from overseas - taken in The Pillar House GARDENS – biscuits and cakes from my centuries of cook books ... BRIAN LINGHAM the librarian at Didcot warned me at the Tea in the big garden “ this the garden will all go the moment you leave – I knew we were doomed when I came 1969 and saw the railway station ... what that would mean for the villages ...” :
Dr LINGHAM explained ... “ That`s why I began my books on Harwell the village and the area around ... before it was all gone ... ” So do not miss his books – he may have a web site – if not all should be in Westgate Local history section Library : Try internet his name – he may wish to contribute something to your Exhibition ?
HARWELL – history research by Dr JOHN FLETCHER and colleagues – he lived in Pillar House 1940s – Son ANTHONY FLETCHER is a well known historian – he age 18 wrote the little book on John LODER Black Prince Farm help from father :
I believe Anthony lives in Oxford – he will know of the work on HARWELL done by his father : “ CAPITALISM began in Harwell” said his father to me, “ ... when an impoverished knight required money to go to war with the KING – he wrote 6 churls FREE – they immediately sent eldest sons to the new College MAGDALEN Oxford ... more followed ...”
MARY FREEMAN CAREER :
Those ALIVE that perhaps can help with information – and her teaching career to Children :
Hilary Woollen/Jim Froud/Alan Spence/possibly Anthony Fletcher ... and Charles Freeman gt-nephew-in-law :
PAINTINGS – I and children bought paintings from her – they are here in France : 6 or more – I will send photo-copy – ( www.ancestryandtruetales.jimdo.com et al
I have histories & photos drawings, books – I have made 2 big yellow box files plus a box now still gathering this-that : Paintings etc. on my web sites `MARY FREEMAN & her collection of childrens paintings – her life, letters, the Obituaries (3) we wrote a little on her early learning - her career – Art publications, Press, will have articles – some recognition perhaps other Nations :
2013 - I informed The ASHMOLEAN Friends & Director that I given by her the collection of Childrens` paintings from 1930s-1950s =
( MEMO : Mary the housekeeper after M.F.s death 1986 said that `some paintings from the collections kept by Mrs Freeman of the Childrens Classes she had taught, had been taken by others and she had asked that they be returned- but they had not come back” – She Mary housekeeper and her husband knew how much Mrs Freeman valued these collections for future work : Mrs Freeman had asked for paintings borrowed by school teachers to be returned but they had not come back : it was feared these would be lost – Her husband then came over with 2 wheelbarrows of paintings – (safe here – some photo-copy sent KL) – some photographed and on my webs, some framed – there had been talk heard after Mrs Freeman`s death of `keeping the best & burning the rest` - The people were not her relatives :
Mary Housekeeper continued “ It was intended by Mrs Freeman that the entire work of the children should be kept for future interest ... Mrs Freeman believed that in the future this work by children would perhaps be understood ...”
KL : Please tell Mary the paintings are safe – LAGOS too – recorded :
Nota bene : I had expected these paintings to come to safety in the Pillar House the early 1980s - there was now a great chest ready for them – our children come to their teens no longer needed this old `portmanteau` full of dress-up clothes – I think the contents came to either Harwell or an Oxford Youth centre ... :
MEMO : I had worked 1950s for Colchester and Essex Museums from age 19 years and knew that every scrap has its value from the past – my father and families life-long genealogists :
NNB: ref : DEMPSEY watercolours (Canberra Exhibition 2017) perhaps lucky to have survived – 1952-53 somebody came into the Castle about these – Mr Poulter Deputy Keeper 1934-1962 KNEW the Hospital had the POOR HOUSE records of early 19th century ... Dempsey painted `HIS PEOPLE` in Colchester town too : the matter went amongst the grown-ups and they went out of the Castle and Hollytrees Mansion Museum ...
MEMORANDUM : MARY FREEMAN bought a painting from artist BEN `ONWUWU` she attended many exhibitions LONDON and abroad, PARIS, when she was visiting her sister and her children Jacques, Elizabeth, Ghislaine Belgium :
The painting done in LAGOS (?) where the artist lives ? – or LONDON (difficult political times ?) – Painting was at sometime in Winterbrooke House ? ASK others : (Ben. Ow. you can find him on web) It is a long rectangle – not very big – but she may have given it to a gallery – I can`t remember ... Ask JIM Froud RCA 1st ! He knew it :
LAGOS : Mission School 19th century -1900s ? to 1939/41 =
Web –London Protestant Mission Societies ?
2nd collection - Mary Freeman gave me - she coming over to The Pillar House with it, is made by Pastor Dr Broadbent and his wife - dated 1939-1941 (small notebooks, later paintings by black young artists -and some letters) Dr Broadbent died 1970/71 in Oxford – Police were called – it was said he had cut his throat shaving ... ?
1980s - INFORMATION here directly from MARY FREEMAN - to me Greta Ransom Whitehead – she is not going too deeply into matters – she has gathered from Wing Commander Michael Morris it is a dangerous matter – and others have to be protected ... :
( ... concerns my Family Estate Thomas (Tiggy) GROTE HOMES begun 1864 – deliberate killing of children 1938 Norway continuing worldwide World War II until the almost last HOME 1956 Mexico ...by men dressed in British Army Uniforms ... Information : 1988 USA Washington asking for information of me – an Uncle Dr John RAY (Ransom) b 1917 educated Kansas special school, family Deptford River Thames, after he as other young heirs attacked as babies because they in the way of others in the Tribe : ... School run by Doctor who gives them the highest educa tion – some may not be able to go out into the world but they will have worthwhile lives ... 3 American Senators came from this School 1900s & 1920s ... The attackers are families with a tradition of using dangerous DOPES & Witchcraft is often part of their madness – then whiffs of `Fraud-Junk-balls & bunkum as 1953 learned Medical Circles London called it : bits and pieces of Sigmund Fraude, Yung etc at fashionable Vienna & other glitzy city cocktail gatherings ... )
The HOMES worldwide for orphans & children in difficult situations are built 1864 onwards on our centuries old RANSOM Estate worldwide gathered over many centuries : TIGGY`s Homes begun 1864 educating worldwide children of all colours – 1863 Margareth Ransom `Girl of the Snows` married TIGGY of GROTE Brokers New York ... Thus the HOMES worldwide as we RANSOM have brides down the centuries of 19 Races 27 Nations !
I grew up called by the nasties of 1920s `Ape-Eskimo` because of my centuries of these my foreign grandmother`s (whom I know) – I am white - my Scotland kin Earls of LINDSAY Crawford are a sort of porridge colour : We Sea Traders keep the blood clean in centuries past- and also got a dowy of a piece of seashore to PULL the Boat in when TIMES difficult = wars, plagues, various disasters religions, crops ... : Being taken into Harlem with my families by `a real DUKE` (ELLINGTON) I sat talking with a child my age and we spoke on clothes – food – colours we liked : She said `why are you not black like me ?` I readily answered with a list of my grandmothers around the Globe (Berber, Siberia-China-Japan-Ireland et al “OH IT WEARS OFF depending who you marry ...”
Duke Ellington and her relatives will try get her education ... we GROTE Brokers will pay ... no problem because we are so honest we did not lose a CENT during the 1920s-30s money upheavals ... and could go on supporting all our `umbrellas` in USA and everywhere ... including Europe ... BUT we ALL have to be QUIET about WHERE we GIVE HELP ...
Dr & Mrs Broadbent (retired Oxford 1950s friends of Mary Freeman) Mary Freeman says of Dr and Mrs Broadbent
“ They ran at LAGOS a MISSION School for A Protestant Missionary Society before the last War ... ( NB: Mission = as an Aunt & husband who went to ETHIOPIA 1900s for The London Missionary Society (I have her on my web sites as “ The bride in the russet silk gown ” )
(Pastor ?) “ Broadbent tells how he could cross over the lane to philanthropy run by a family (my Ransom-Grote families since 1864 ) – children taught 4 languages, Classics, to go into medicine, sciences, arts = the MISSIONARY society could not be expected to fund anything similar – he may have put some bright students to take a class or languages during the week ... or he may have felt it would be frowned upon ... I do not know ... ”
MARY FREEMAN : some of her welfare-aesthete friends will have visited & stayed at a Thomas Grote HOME around the globe – Russia had 7, France 5, South America many, North America – Adelaide DEMANDED ! Iceland, Asia-Arabia-surprising places–Marsh Arabs & Borneo & `the island that had no clothes – but in 15 years had the highest learning anywhere ` some visited Winterbrooke House 1968-early 1970s ...
MARY FREEMAN – her parents generation - these are the people who read NORTH-SOUTH Mrs Gaskell & earlier & later writers : The Religious Tract Society published what it dared ! : the children had the religion of their nation BUT EVERY OTHER RELIGION :
Below is an indication of what was and what could be done – others copied our HOMES and quietly did their own piece of philanthropy – but never twice around the globe – It was exceptional we owned little bits of world seashores because of marrying 2,000 years of foreign brides : It was important to pull the ship in – have a bit of a farm – but we kept up with our ancestors – Aunt Mag went to stay 1929 with family of AURORA her father on the Town Committee Castile 6th-7th centuries A.D.
TIG`s HOMES gave an EDUCATION THAT EVERY CHILD HAS A RIGHT TO :
Below the Family PHILANTHROPY LAGOS that Dr BROADBENT could call in on over the lane – referred to above by MARY FREEMAN :
( beginning 1864 TIG put his HOMES, real HOMES, around the globe twice A–Z : by 1870 – VATICAN said `5 years trial `but “ OK TIG ” after 2 years :
1960 January Colne Engaine : Dr John RAY (Ransom) :
“ 1864/5 he headed across the PACIFIC after beginning Ohio, San Francisco – To know what it was like at that time read the book `BEN HADEN` – he is full of God but it’s the nearest we have come to a good idea of what Tiggy found out there – Missionaries educated children to 12-16 but he felt he could do better – Age 23/4 he left his father`s New York firm and us `shoeless` : The de Beer ladies sent the bride (Aunt Margareth nee Ransom) a diamond hairnet – shoeless she would look neat about the head at least – her father old Fred had designed them labour saving devices for the Mines that lessened considerably the work of the labourers : By the end of the 1860s Tig had cheques & monies fall from the skies – people called and lectured – composers could work with the young musicians & the choirs – VARESE used to sling a hammock South America visiting the HOMES :
The children were raised as humanists – civilized careers – teaching - research medicine – some will stay HOME and run their HOMES – Aunt Mag began to put around the HOMES agriculture, crafts, TIG added hospitals – students stayed until 18 or early 20s – but could always come HOME – some had a parent or grandparents or a distant relative – these were drawn in and many came to work in the homes & take safe retirement – aim was to give the children family life – many were abandoned from birth – He was showing that intelligence does not come from ruling classes – When flight came in Aunt Mag got into planes – all the HOMES would have 3 little planes each – they helped locally, sick, freight... can you remember going up to West Greenland – Len on his Flying Test – 3 planes always over water the rule :
You visited the Leper home Jacksonville – we bought the seashore in the 18th century so we could pull in the ships : a cure came in but some stayed as they regarded it as HOME & went on with their work – Before the cure the plan had been 2 years general education and then night work THE SKY – it was more comfortable for them at night – They studied a piece of the sky – we still use their work at NASA ...
Old Fred and his brother got into transport early 1800s & we had our seashore lands – come in with our Brides – Canada was developing fast & railways needed everywhere round the globe – then flight – not just shipping as we had down the centuries ... 1904 his murder Scotland the TIGGY Homes had to be kept quiet ... but every nation welcomed them & wanted them to continue ... some trouble by turn of the century with Gross Britain ... more since the end of the 1930s ... ”
Uncle Dr John RAY R. 3 degrees/Astro-Physics-Animal Management-LAW – failed to report Christmastide 1969/1970 for SENATE WORK Washington : I am asked & told 1988 USA/Mexico about a tragedy :
ASHMOLEAN 2013 - Letter - I asked if they could recommend an institution of `early learning` children & art - think about it -WHEN THEY HAD TIME – we have been Members of Friends since 1969 soon after they formed : But this HP packed up in winter 1913/14 - & I have only just got back to work this winter :
www. 2013 I had already begun a MARY FREEMAN file - on www.ancestryandtruetales.jimdo.com
Art by Children – her teaching lessons - with friend we began posting www some of the big paintings ! I included some Pillar House children work : The SEA LETTERS of Victoria-A are very popular –I & others print off for RANSOM-Frobisher-Weddell files : Feel free to use them – it is I save all their early life – school books etc. The Convent schools like her illustrated lettering `GENESIS` : she got going with this at Abingdon Manor Prep age 5 to 11 years – Miss Welch :
HARWELL PRIMARY SCHOOL – Childrens paintings : I think that JIM FROUD took his early paintings done at Harwell Primary School – and possibly ALAN SPENCE did too – I asked them if they wanted them : Before bringing the pile to FRANCE 1993 for safety :
1989 – MARY FREEMAN the paintings by CHILDREN :
HER FRIENDS Professor William Russell & wife Dr Clare Russell ethnologist : Friends of Desmond Morris when they were all young :
however, the above friends of MARY FREEMAN , Dr William Russell (Regius Professor READING Sociology) said keep the paintings all safe – “ do not let people TAKE ORIGINALS of WHAT THEY CONSIDER `GOOD` - unless they are the actual young ARTIST – then make a photo-copy for the collection ... ”
I have 9/10 framed in big Victorian frames – Some paintings were in the travelling EXHIBITION BRITISH WARTIME organized by Herbert Read and friends 1940/42 – Mary had the catalogues : She showed me my INDIAN playing drum I had embroidered for a cushion cover – my name given and age 7 years given !
3 years ago 2 friends put them all on this Apple phone – from there some transferred to my history web – we may need a bit of soft ware as Microsoft/Orange changed something-or-other 2014 when I had to take a year off - need a slave :
MARY FREEMAN – Paintings by children : 1989/90 Professor Russell`s Austrian wife Clare Russell ethnologist etc begged to give an Institution the 2 pieces of work done from a psychiatric institution – I think she may have also taken 1 or 2 pieces of the HOLLOWAY Prison work to place in appropriate Institution – she feared their FATE ! Writing to Holloway Prison I had learned that ALL records had been destroyed before 1960/61 – it was felt unnecessary to keep archives – I then remembered this in a newspaper – knew which two women mauled the Archives ! :
MARY FREEMAN : Professor Bill Russell of READING UNIVERSITY – published on POPULATION STUDIES - is contributor to FOLKLORE SOCIETY etc. and against Animals used in Experiments : His wife Clare may have also taken some Holloway Prison work – MARION RICHARDSON (a file here) was allowed to go into the prison and give needlework lessons ONLY – she decided that the Prisoners should see art books and make sketches – then embroider :
MARY FREEMAN described how she went in a few times to HOLLOWAY Prison to see how her friend MARION RICHARDSON taught – (an old woman they called `Grammarian` would correct the prisoners English – she had been in and out of the Prison for many years : I have a purse embroidered by she or someone ... Mary felt these things should not be lost with their history ... she said they all went to the Funeral of `Grammarian` - there is a note in big letters in M.F.`s handwriting ...
MARY FREEMAN : A world described by MARY as `changing – “ but we as women from our backgrounds could not speak out – but we could to our brothers, their friends especially where they had gone into WHITEHALL or Government ... that change was needed was recognized ... However Kathleen young sister of MARION worked in the the WHITEHALL – she virtually ran the FINANCES of the BRITISH EMPIRE when they were short of trained people :
( GRW NB: I met KATHLEEN RICHARDSON c 1971/2 ( sister of Marion Prison Reform ) before she died (she would have known Herbert Charles Ransom running the Crown Office c 1920s cousin to my great uncle Alfred Charles Rear Admiral – DEBRETTS 1953 Companionage ) – she talked to 2-3 years old Victoria-A about drawing & Mary`s paintings : Result V-A has here a little sketch book of K.R. – not much – but some sketches of rehearsals at ALDEBOROUGH – a conductor-people Kathleen stayed with - and some cut outs from newspapers 1950s : THIS I INTEND TO TRANSFER TO INTERNET – it will be picked up swiftly by the new BEN BRITTEN web site :
? Are you intending a www. HARWELL site ? A Twitter site `HARWELL` can perhaps direct overseas to what you are doing – it can be updated with messages for `information please` and discoveries & events :
A FREE SITE : my histories site begun 2012 has worldwide `following you` www.ancestryandtruetales.jimdo.com
( Australia picked up my great grandmother Olivea Minerva her 5 editions 19th century of `Even Songs-Hymns` USA – A line of very distant relatives AUSTRALIA from Bavaria – her grandmother – we did own the land a chocolate shop in Vienna is built upon ! : I remember it 1936 – & visiting 1936 San Sebastian Spain our relatives (Granny 3 times back) Basque & Peru : WORLD OF SEA TRADERS ...
– You can see in JOHN FLETCHER`s `HARWELL TRAIL` that the Harwellians coming into Jamestown spread out towards Alabama and towards all the seacoasts – farming & fishing often had to go together :
BROOKE FAMILY - 2 sons = Leonard studying history at Oxford – killed RAF 1st World War :
`Little enh H H
Henry` survived=- MP-Home secretary/Lord Brooke ... biography of his father 1982 gives family, paintings, book illustrations, village life
Letters written by `Little Henry` Lord Brooke to the 4 children Whitehead of Pillar house – Amanda, Paul, Victoria-Augusta, `little Peter` : I WILL MAKE GOOD PHOTO-COPY of them :
- will put THE LETTERS on my web site with the Harwell family history of us – including the `renaissance` evening we young villagers created 1972 March – music-food-décor-costumes ... `Viking Boys` of the Crispin manned East Gate & kept out gate-crashers : Children came at 6.30 to see what we had created – 5 speakers played 15th century music in garden & house – neighbours did not mind – came in after the Pubs closed and approved ` the old house alive again` ...)
1900-1909 - Photos of the Brooke family living in Pillar House – they rented it for 130 pounds a year –
BOXES –files – of odds ends HARWELL over the years – will list
MARY Freeman letters – I WILL LIST – 2 yellow files :
HARWELL village histories :
NB : MILTON MANOR – Catholics & old families –
· I and my Uncle Len IMMANUEL l Ransom (LIR) are talking on Wall Street 1936 April with the husband of the heiress of MILTON MANOR Margery MOCKLA – we all have worries ! The links with people are incredible amongst these CATHOLIC – QUAKERS- NONCONFORMISTS-MOSLEMS etc ... but we live in dangerous times because of mounting WORLD GREED and that had let in HITLER madness ... “ ... by 1934 you could not trust your best friend ... ” ... was the opinion of some Germans in the administration Berlin ...
MILTON MANOR heiress Marjorie Mockla – across lane from Mr and Mrs Glazebrook`s school – are links world of the Arts and Music–religion-buisness & finance worldwide – the Vatican :
( Her son-in-law Count Tolstoy writer, historian & scholar – living Abingdon 1990s ... )
HARWELL : the GREAT KITCHEN The PILLAR HOUSE - 1980s I help cook for SEALED KNOTT ! Genuine recipes – also for banquet of the King`s Party = Banquet for King Charles and Henrietta Maria – local branch of SEALED KNOTT will have archives – A great uncle of the Whitehead family is Brigadier Reggie RATHBONE who with Christopher HILL Historian founded for Charity re-enactments the two PARTIES of the English Civil War “over the dinner table” said daughter Pat of Reggie – grandchildren are Nicholas UTRECT (?) who were running RADIO OXFORD ... Pat and Rathbone cousins came to AMANDA`s wedding in Laines Barn 1987 –
1987 : AMANDA`s Wedding – HARWELL CHURCH : ... we did it all ourselves, Mrs Pike letting us create the flower and autumn foliage artistic arrangements in HARWELL church : then 100 guests to LAINS BARN foods 19th century Wedding breakfast – a Sealed Knott member did the enormous fishes & TOLD the Oxford College of Domestic etc etc. that the 2 Professors were helping with the meats ! As they did for SEALED KNOTT being members ... :
(NB: painting with virgin & child at Lainsbarn (?) by ANNING BELL who rented a house at East Hagbourne ) :
MEMO : Mrs Pyke`s mother is the bride painted by FJH Bacon in the White Cottage of 1603 : It is sold as a card for anniversaries –
AMANDA`s wedding : with help from friends – ( we had experience having created `renaissance evening` 1972 - help of Katie & Colin Dearlove – Bulmer boys, young Canon, JIM Froud & friends, Viking boys and others - our guests local friends, young artists of village & area, a diplomat family, relatives, some museum friends, Captain Alan Villiers & wife sent their 2 grown children – PJPW did over life-size charcoal drawings of renaissance figures – hedid stage scenery at Radley School : (here on dining room walls – will send some photo-copy for you to see) :
Coming frequently to Harwell 1968 & to the end of his life, my Guardian from age 4 years `GEORGE` as his Mother called him : name in FRANCE & on “ books from his soul 1920s-30s” is ANDRE MALRAUX ... 1968 –1976 he could pull on a grey wig & walk about HARWELL not noticed – accent is clear East-Anglia English late 19th century from Boys books : ( I wondered end of 2nd World War if his French was as good- French Parliament must have known I suppose ) ... the English roots are very deep into Anglo-Saxon East-Anglia ... where the BOSLEY with their FRENCH name first fled from troubles on Continent ~
1968-1976 : The BOSLEY family being with 17th-18th century FRENCH roots & visiting their French village (with their own beer) knew him as ANDRE a fellow countryman both sides of the channel : They had him join them in singing evenings – he is light tenor/Counter tenor – in Paris 1950s used to slip away & sing with Edith Piaf & friends to get some peace from `bitchy biographers` :
“ ... all the aesthete young men in Paris 1930s admired Alfred Deller & took lessons ... ” said our Choir Mistress Clacton-on-Sea - she had sung at MILAN – 1945 July to help him recover from deaths 2 brothers, his Catholic wife Jo, she had us with him put on a FULL 1610 MASS Montiverdi in our great church above the Sea Cliffs Clacton-Holland-on-Sea :
Pillar House Life : When PJPW heard the 1610 first time 1970s he said “ I WONDER HOW ANYONE D A R E D WRITE MUSIC AFTER THIS ! ” It is fantastic to sing it – like launching a great airship !
London Flower Power 1960s would hear evening performance 1610-go to supper–then hear 2nd performance on long player records until dawn : Georges-Andre says he has to ACT about in France & frighten people or they do not listen to him – He has been helping General Charles de Gaulle since 1945 – Roman Catholic General de GAULLE & his family had SANCTUARY that house in Suffolk Wartime - & know my great Aunt Bessie Martha & her Dublin cousins : 1957 their bun fights (tea parties) continued at WESTMINSTER Diocese and the Oblate Saint Charles Lancaster Gate Square when the General quietly called on London :
HARWELL 1970 January The Pillar House – asked why he had retired from French Government last year (1969) Andre Malraux said “ General de Gaulle walked out first - and I decided to follow him ... Why ? ... because we could no longer tell who, around us, was telling the truth ... we felt we had done our best ... we felt old & warn out ... ”
HARWELL 1972 March 18-19th The Pillar House `renaissance evening` : It was wonderful & moving to see the HARWELL & district MAIDENS holding little Peter 1 year 7 months walking back & forth in front of ANDRE MALRAUX, they acting out the great paintings of VIRGIN and CHILD – he who had 2 sons killed 1961 said precious gentle words : He had just flown in from President Nixon meetings ... For the evening The VIKING BOYS who hang out at The CRISPIN Inn had been hired by Arthur Malone (Politian) LAW-Detective from 1957 to a man of 9th century EAST ANGLIA ancestry (MALRAUX) They were at the East Gate School Lane with weapons to stop Marauders from Blewbury Village :
VIKING BOYS repelled 4 times the Scots spoof doctor (aristocrat family threw him out on the Continent 1934 – from 1967 he holed up too frequently with a woman at Blewbury : Known regrettably in very fashionable London circles & to honest medical workers as `MENGELE` Doc Harrington, tried 3 times to enter the renaissance evening without invitation – he was dressed as a RED DEVIL announcing as usual `I am Saint Michael falling and FALLEN you get which one you deserve`: they wrestled him out of EAST GATE 3 times – last attempt he left “MINUS A THUMB” :
1970s many parishioners could tell you of this creature in 7 inch boots & padded American Army fawn wartime raincoat encouraged at Blewbury by fast circles : (We were still BERKSHIRE in those days) : Doc `Mengele` Harrington a Scots aristocrat, had a very expensive BLUE motor car & lurked around lanes in the dusk when young children are going to corner shop for newspaper, fags for Dad, some crisps or pop as a treat for the evening : He was allowed to behave so in Paris and abroad where he had KUDOS to cover up on a Scots high class on-going CRIME :
Thank you VIKING BOYS – I got the full reports over the next 2-3 years : `MENGELE` and a woman intended doping the food and drink at the renaissance evening to make everyone ill : remember the Taverna was manned by Paul Bulmer his brother and young Canon ! They gave another woman who encouraged `old Mengele` locally a MEDIEVAL COCKTAIL – she had a 4 day hangover :
(Doc `Mengele` Harrington would broadcast he was to be made a PEER when his work was finished : Finally banned BMA 1982 – Mrs George DELIEU (Russell`s mother) Towns End rushing into Pillar House little garden with a newspaper saying `that terrible doctor with that BLUE CAR that he used to hide around the village is in the newspapers again : We had him around before you came to live here, Greta – it was `4 Corners knew all about him from London & working abroad ` - your mother-in-law Teddy was terrified of him – that’s when she locked the cottage up like Fort Knox – we had to give a certain knock – she never opened the French windows again ! ”
A known evil creature Doctor HARRINGTON was seen in press pictures with top of Pyramid of Commonwealth from late 1940s-50s : his name Harrington of Loamshire (he used other names) : In the fashionable London Divorce 1981 which he lost – Judge made to question him by foreign press over his claims to be an important brain surgeon : it was found he is “ GP with Reluctance 1948 Hong Kong ” had a prison sentence 1936 Austria and many banishments to NUT HOUSES, got out 1938 spring he explained he was “studying” : Judge had to hear some evidence in Private Chambers !
Mrs George Delieu, Towns End, and others recognized HARRINGTON in Press photos of the 1981 Divorce : (cuttings were tucked away because it was known newspaper files can be culled easily) : Good thing we had `Politian` LAW Detective faithful ARTHUR MALONE watching over us as much as he could – many good men and women had died from natural causes he hoped – those left were all getting old : (Politian-tutor to the Medici children = also composer 15th century)
1982 BMA dismiss HARRINGTON – Press announcements : But he survives until 1992 February age 79 - when he seems to have poisoned himself on his mixtures of DOPES :
HARWELL 1966-1991 : we are warned of visitors by stealth who are criminally insane :
Wing Commander Michael Morris concerning (2 world wars & each a DSO) came with newspapers - he had earlier helped with problems in the community ... (he & Jill move c 1980 to Exeter)
1968 Walnut Tree Cottage Towns End, my mother in-law 1968 had a gun under the morning newspapers - when a certain JIMMIE JONG (spoof Major) Kenya 1944-1952 (on the run from arrest by KENYA Police & International community) entered mid-morning by garden doors with gun – she prepared pulled hers quicker in true Kenya style : Next month TED LAY having me the new bride to an `AT HOME` told me how he knocked out this Scots-Chinese fat little guy – TED had been up all night & had a bad day on the farm – thought this bumptious little man told him he was `Chairman of the Communist Party & worked for THE CROWN` NB: Jimmie Jong Cur James said “ Conservative Party ” ... known later as “ Land of CON, DOPE & TORY ” because of what had crept over Hadrian`s Wall end of 1st World War early 20th century :
1972 May - MARY FREEMAN was abroad but we ran a 2nd `renaissance evening` for she and friends of the arts & welfare world – she came and asked if this could be done for 16 : the decorations were not taken down for over a year : her party approved the authentic music, décor, food and wines : We are all practical aesthetes I think : Jonathan Miller`s parents were present – RUTH artist, engraver -
THE WORLD OF MARY FREEMAN ... I mix in her circles 1930s so that when she began to speak about her career I was at home with it & recalled some of the people & places : but at 2 to 6 years of age I sometimes need a SLEEP ! Her sister PHIL living in St John`s Wood is Catholic and Buddhist : she arranged that after her death we should have for the The Pillar House her 19th century dresser and kitchen table – from the BOWDLER great-grandparents household ! ( He who took the shears to Shakespeare) :
1945-48 George or Andre or Colonel Malraux would visit Professor Winnclemann & his Shropshire wife & my matriarchal side of the family at Clacton-on-Sea : Dr Winnclemann had studied chemistry of the brain – lectured in Paris the 1920s & recognized the damage inflicted on delicate persons by the new LUCRATIVE pseudo-Medical world all on HEROIN so they could peer into their patients minds ! Dr Winnclemann and many young Medical practitioners by early 1950s called a type of psychiatrist & psychologist `JUNK FRAUD BELLS & BUNKUM & refused to prescribe heroin for patients whose problems came from no decent home, job, children in wrong company as the WORLD GREED arose again at the end of the 2nd World War :
HARWELL village 1968-1970s : Georges-ANDRE retired Minister of Culture France visits and talks with ( presumably in French & English) with Madam MIMI in `la Carillion` by the HARWELL Church HH H ... :
MEMORANDUM : GENEALOGY : Helping a RATHBONE-WHITEHEAD cousin with her genealogy 1970s/1980s I carried around in my head 2,000 or more surnames during that time ! Everyone seemed to be related somewhere to Hyacinth BATT & family ! Including the boys who became Radio Heads ! Their father Captain Ray Greenwood told me !
Derek SOUTHALL lived in the Pillar House 1950s-1968 - wife Jenny 2 daughters Justine and Rosanna were at the local school – very much part of the village – he exhibiting MOMA Oxford/several London galleries
Birmingham School of Art/Professor varies posts – and New Brunswick I think ...
Is on internet - I have a `stained glass window` he did for Harwell Village school Christmas Nativity Play ..
JIM FROUD – ROYAL COLLEGE OF ART – degree 1st –
Paints in oil/water-colour/gauche ... constructions ...
JIM calling in – telling about the village past years – `2 R.A. artists then Derek Southall – Mary across the road – well known British artists of early 20th century her friends – older ones from her childhood – she taught in the village schools – other schools – came to Winterbrooke House end of this last War (1944) - sheep driven through the High Street – old houses valued – one had 9th century beams – dragged them over from Thames an old ship – He went to Royal College Art & travelled by train – preferred to come home & see to his chickens ... helped his father and brother weekends barn repairs – they were barn builders earlier `...
1967 began to hear village histories from Jim & others : MEDIEVAL Pilgrims going from HARWELL to St James Compostella & Jerusalem – expected to be away 2 years : many histories came from Dr John FLETCHER talking in The Pillar House where he had lived, LAY family, Brian LINGHAM Didcot Librarian – books recommended : Owners & landlords of the old Inns/Pubs knew the history of the NAMES of their properties late Saxon-Norman French ALE Wives houses =
When I came end of 1960s there were after church `have a goblet` gatherings in the old houses – I took my turn – Barbara McIllroy telling me of the best most kindly BOSS she ever had – a SPY – “ He was standing here that Sunday morning holding a gin and tonic – I thought he looked a little pensive – next morning at The Atomic I heard he had FLED ...Dr Fuchs ... ... ” Village politics were broad but civilized - Tory party did something (painted his windows scarlet?) to the house of the well known scholar Communist Party head Jack Dunham working at the Atomic Site = so he & his Gentlemen went by dead of night and painted BLACK all the windows of the house of the TORY Chairman – but left the windows of his wife`s kitchen quite free of paint :
( MARX HOUSE LIBRARY archives : also NB: Hugo Rathbone founder member British Communist Party ( dau. Joyce famous harpsichordist ) = cousin to Whitehead families – QUAKER families – Tory MP William Rathbone No 6 paid Fees for the first Trade Union – see Aunt Eleanor Rathbone MP = all of this family were frequently coming to WHITECROSS Wallingford home of Ethel nee Rathbone & Sir Rowland Edward Whitehead = younger son of JAMES WHITEHEAD Orton, QUAKER Lord Mayor 1888/89 = CHINA tours with PJPW 1986 & 1988 I will meet scientists whose great-grandparents lives saved by MONEY collected by JW & WR for the SHANGHAI famine ... )
Atmosphere of the village 1967-1970s had me remembering that little Penguin book 1928 by young Eileen Power (before she died) MEDIEVAL PEOPLE and the understanding of historians 1900s `HISTORY BEGINS IN THE KITCHEN `... :
1968-1976 September-October autumn of his death : Frequently about HARWELL `Village of a 1,000 years` a young man of the 1920s ( mother of family HISTON 9th century EAST ANGLIA fishing-farming, & Italian grandmother whose big house of her great-grandmother we visit 1968 outside Milan ) - he writes books 1920s-30s `FROM HIS SOUL` as he observed world troubles were lack of education, greed, stupidity & unnecessary ills – he coming out of SPAIN & its troubles 1936 is my Guardian from October 1937 with The Vatican – He tells Harwell people 1970s “ that SUMMER 1937 we found in the villages East Anglia The Gospels Acted Out ” =
MALRAUX : perfect English from reading 19th century BOYS BOOKS his mother gave him – she calls him George – her family come to 19th century SAXMUNDHAM HALL where she visits up to 1st World War : in France this son of BERTHA/Berthe is called ANDRE MALRAUX - his granny Adrianna always called him Andre from a tiny boy – he came to prefer it : He says “ In France I have to shout the name on my books – or nobody listens to me ...”
( ... we understand George ! He is recognized in the world of MUSEUMS & INTEGRITY as “... crème-de-la-crème intellectually – you can go no higher ...” :
People of his ancestral families were well known when I was a 1930s child – the old CATHOLIC network could supply all information : Two members of the 9th century HISTON family were known to Colchester Museums when I was there as `Roman Britain maid of all work` 1952-56 : 1954 January novelist Graham Greene, our Curators Professor HULL & Harold Walter POULTER & `The young Emperor of Gaul ANDRE` attended by an eminent QUAKER party set off visiting and to take a hot meal in some ancient Inn with fires & roast mid-day dinners ... that winter day we Colchester CASTLE Museum staff manned battlements & draw-bridge – and would have liked the hot dinner ! :
1960s-1970s : Georges-Andre Malraux is a colleague of Dr John FLETCHER – they go about the globe to see what famous paintings are painted on (ask Anthony F. to explain this) – but you would not recognize Georges-ANDRE about HARWELL village, Blewbury, Oxford, in his grey wig : ( He can come and goes easily across the Channel - from 1920s my sea-faring family Roman Britain-Anglo-Saxon times have airplanes-then helicopters = we are ROMAN BRITAIN `Redemptio`/Tax gathers = 6-7th centuries Ransom of Suffolk and the coast of Oceanus Germanicus ) :
`HARWELL` descendants : the 2 bros. 1660 Block Island :
With a TEXAS `cousin` from 1400 Ransom tomb Suffolk (DNA) we have an 18th century family with a son called RANSOM HARWELL (1754-1808) : this is the Suffolk line of we `Redemptio` Roman Britain ( B.C. UDEWALLA & AD take Mediterranean wives ) – “ The HARWELL TRAIL” JOHN FLETCHER & JAN WHITTAKER pages 26-27 publ. 1981 by them/printer Burgess & Son Abingdon Ltd
COLLECT DNA of old Harwell families – :
( “ God`s gift to young women, Greetah” said my Clacton St Clare Convent School class autumn 1945/1947 when Colonel X WIDOWER (left with 2 tiny boys-their dead mother & 2 dead half-bros.) flew into Ipswich airbase & came every 2/3 weeks to take Sherry mid-morning with Reverend Mother Benedict & across the seafront at Montfort Lodge the Priests House with the super library – ( All 2nd World WAR it was wisely nodded that the old 18th Smugglers route to `the Jay-Wick` lingered with Portugal : more likely `The VAT` had some connections ) My great-aunt Miss Bessie Martha Carroll Williams speaks at Westminster Diocese Catholic `bun fights` the war years with General and Mrs de GAULLE – they are `sanctuary` a house in Suffolk & a London apartment needed for War urgent matters & discussions :
Nota bene : There are similar histories about HARWELL families – call on the very old quickly with your recording equipment :
BOSLEY the HARWELL butchers :
... are very cheerful when you step in the shop & there is an account of the week`s happenings : 1968 next door the Pillar House the Butchers welcome me a young wife with first child & 2 `steps` ages 6 & 7 ( their mother Mavis SRN - dies suddenly 1968 June in Southern Ireland : 1953 she married in Northern Ireland the eminent young Kenyan Barrister Clem Ardwings Kodek Minister of Game & Tourism KENYA slain Mombasa crossroads 1969 )
I hear one morning buying sausages ( asked if I want the head on the chicken & the bits = or Mrs so-&-so makes delicious soup and stuffings with the bits ... ) an account of their ANCESTRY ...
`we have a Grandpa 4 times back in a French village - went over to see our cousins - got slaughtered with red wine – Now we take our own beer... ... name `BOUZLIE ` ? Ask the present generation ... came over 18th century as paper makers (not silk weavers I think who settled along the Thames) & went farming possibly Norfolk ... draining of the Fens happening ...
HARWELL the BOSLEY BROTHERS butchers : AM (George-Andre) 1968-1976 went to a sing-song or two or three with them – As they see matters they are French-English, of course ..and “ our Andre” is English-FRENCH : He has done well, become Minister of Culture over there – where we Bosley came from 18th century ... we visit our village taking our own beer – got slain once with our cousins on that red wine ... they have come over here visiting us ... Our Andre his mother English same place where we came over – troubles, wars & religions you know ... but he is now French ... :
THE old BOSLEY family thought of `our ANDRE` as same NATIONALITIES as themselves – BOTH SIDES OF THE CHANNEL – they FRANCE & ENGLAND – he ENGLAND & FRANCE ... sad about his two boys 1961 ... hear more about young deaths when MI5 come for the great 100 seater HARWELL ATOMIC luncheon 1969 ... Everyone championed ANDRE & valued his intelligence and kindness :
Some pieces of white marble from their shop counter is here in FRANCE - I turned it into a kitchen side table ... JIM FROUD helped direct what would be useful for craft work when packing up the Pillar house 1992-93 : The old BOSLEY brothers would have liked to know the counter fate ...
1945 July, to help him come to terms with 3 family War deaths he joined our Clacton choir to sing at the Seas Edges East Anglia : Young Pacifist Ben Britten is up the coast at ALDBOROUGH – I develop these Britain seashores `ships that pass in the night` in my Pierre Drieu la Rochelle 1944-1946 ... young men of that horrendous 1st World War - how hideous experiences & scenes can linger in the memory the rest of life –
FOOD : HARWELL 2,000 years COOK BOOK would be nice – and MUSIC down the centuries – remember that Feast 13th century given in `Lime-tree House` High Street when the Norman French Bishop came to impress his Anglo-Saxon churls – and collect taxes – :
MARY FREEMAN cooked at Winterbrooke House into her 80s : She made preserves – invented a pear & Vanilla jam - I have used last year 2014 AD the jam labels her mother bought 1914 - WOMEN wanted to keep the table supplied as their Victorian grandmothers did : The influence of late 19th century early 20th THE SOULS Movement had them easily use buses, go to the kitchen themselves, use wild flowers in house and table ... they paint these things - Roger FRY his chocolate cake : wild flowers in a glass jam jar ... : 1890s ARTS CRAFTS Movement influence on painters, poets, welfare workers musicians dancers : Examples in Ashmolean Museum, V&A, Geoffrey Museum – Reading ?
MARY FREEMAN (Miss Mary Cotton Dudley-Short) ROMAN CATHOLIC CONVERT in the 1920s with many of her friends & acquaintances :
1920s-1930s for TEACHING CHILDREN from : she would borrow original paintings for the afternoon from various galleries & young friend Kenneth Walker `gone ON HIGH`:
She wished to borrow a REMBRANDT for her class at the Convent of the Sacred Heart Hammersmith – they would be asked to paint using colours or atmosphere from these excellent paintings : Young Master Walker knowing she wrapped paintings up in newspaper safely BUT took them on the BUS to save taxi fare for ` The poor box ` ... bashfully said
... ` dear Mary, yes you may borrow a Rembrandt for your Class for the afternoon ... but the National Gallery would wish to honour you by paying for a TAXI on this occasion ` :
No doubt he begged to be allowed to put the bus fare & the taxi fare in the Poor Box of the nearest Catholic Church – which would be Westminster Cathedral perhaps ...he could look at their paintings again ...
THUS HOW HER AGE THOUGHT = it should be remembered that many of these upper middle class working young women had families that GAVE GIFTS of PAINTINGS for FREE to 19th century early 20th century galleries ! Her age as children were used to seeing famous paintings on walls in their families homes :
MARY FREEMAN her collection of CHILDRENS PAINTINGS ...
LONDON OXFORD HARWELL 1920s-into 1950s she taught in several schools - gave her salary for Scholarships in 2 London Schools, Bethnal Green & another : – the big collection is safe – Many paintings have the names of the children on them : she was uncertain HISTORY of CHILDHOOD could be understood – great pile wheel-barrowed over the road to The Pillar House from Winterbrook House :
LAGOS : including the collection 1939/41 from the Missionaries Broadbent when in LAGOS ... I alerted ASHMOLEAN 2 years ago – said I was photographing them to a web site : www.ancestryandtruetales.jimdo.com ...
Wing Commander MICHAEL MORRIS both Wars –DSOs –
They lived at the Malt House after the end of 2nd World War ... Jill used to make beer as clear as glass ... she had worked for WAR OFFICE 2nd W.W. – late 1970s went back to work – was assistant in Cabinet Falklands war ...
1969 : WING-COMMANDER 2 world Wars MICHAEL MORRIS speaking at The Malt House, Towns End, Harwell ...
“ You should understand Greetah- Greta ? how do you prefer ? Before you were born many of us, then young people, were involved in a WAR ... called The Great War when it ended ... it was believed there could never be a War like it again ... ... ”
1969 leaving HARWELL in 3 cars-full a Sunday morning we went to a curious luncheon in the biggest LUTYENS house ... it was my 1920s American mother-in-law surveying the curious gathering with “tables laid for the dead” who said “ I hev bin mad all mah life deearrh, but are ain`nt MAD any more ... they hes their crowns in their handbags ... ah heard about sum orve this when I come ova here in 1928 ... then we went orff to KENYA ...” She played old blind woman with her white stick – that evening and next days she and Michael had `big pow-wow` out of HARWELL & on Golf course and open spaces ... Grown up matters of 2 World Wars : He had already helped her make phone calls across Atlantic to the niece & husband of MARY FREEMAN who ran a hospital for Children with leukemia ...` : Dr Elizabeth Godenne & husband Dr Edward MacCracken ...
1969 HARWELL VILLAGE :
- I had already been told by Michael & other villagers & the encircling area to beware & “ not to take a cup of tea or coffee from a certain Miss CIRCE – village has experience here ... she takes `stuff` and smokes dope ... searches your handbag ... calls herself a black witch & says she is to punish somebody every day to keep the globe on its axis ... ” She had brought drugs into the village yelled KNAPPER newsagent at PJPW one evening on the Pillar House doorstep ... before you came to live here ... :
It was necessary to keep the young safe – Police had a scheme that they came in an evening – called a KITCHEN TABLE meeting – showed photos of drug victims Oxford hospitals & other towns – asked please get in touch with us if you are approached – a phone number given – call in on `Cop Shop` if you like ... “
Harwell circles & Oxford academia warned me that WITCHCRAFT of a primitive punishing sort did exist Cheltenham into Gloucestershire : Concerned villagers felt it was `what was treated lightly & encouraged in the newspapers – it came from bad education & GREED & from the top lot ...`
1969 - so we of Harwell & environs attend a LUTYENS House `luncheon at the table of ancient Roman Tombs with places laid for the dead ` :
Michael Morris 2 World Wars RAF DSOs said “ ... invitations from the delicate ANDRE ... a man who has never been left alone by a certain breed of men and women ... ”
I did not receive my invitation although MALRAUX had sent it and asked several persons to see I attended : I likened it to `a luncheon at a table of ancient ROMAN TOMBS ... ` Michael liked that description & would not let me forget it : He too belonged to that world of young people about & encountered by MARY FREEMAN after the 1st World War ...
The HARWELL READER here SHOULD UNDERSTAND that our Elders were once young –
they were not quite half-witted : and they WON 2 WORLD WARS - but others were there to pack their saddle bags full of GOLD & go for GLITZ & blood around the earth ... which went on :
“ Remember the earth the blue seas, the skies, and “ spring doth comth ” ... At the END of his life MICHAEL MORRIS sent me a message by impeccable persons “ ... tell Greta not to ever forget the man called MALRAUX whom she knew from a child, and whom we all admired ... ... ... ”
20th century HARWELL 1st & 2nd WORLD WAR people ...
... they are friends, acquaintances, worked & fought together, or have passed one another as SHIPS in the DARK, met along the SEAS EDGES and by star light SKIES ... all have experiences that contribute to the civilizing of the mind – of use to the young :
A HARWELL working visitor from `GAUL` : autumn 1967– October 1976 walking in the village lanes is sometimes Georges-Andre MALRAUX Minister of Culture for France (until 1969) : he sometimes pulls a grey wig on : he knows Wing Commander Michael Morris both world Wars from the 1920s – the first wife of Michael a friend of Malraux`s friend Countess Louise Vill : MICHAEL retired plays Golf, is handy man at home, but with friends is active in Club for Burned FLYERS & other community activities :
ARCHIVES : MICHAEL - WAR RECORDS both WARS : Inter-net & Royal Air Force Archives : drawing by Rothstein British airmen (?)
1970 HARWELL the MALT HOUSE : Michael 1970 explains to me a type of WOMAN of Britain & Europe 1920s/30s : Michael having just encountered MY MOTHER to his surprise in Harwell High Street –
He believes he should tell me not to be embarrassed by her : ... she Teresa Elizabeth Gordon born 1906 in the early 1920s (age 15-16 ?) rode into WESTMINSTER HALL on a big black horse crying out she was “ RICHARD the 1st returned from THE HOLY LAND ”
He knew that young ANDRE MALRAUX 1924 had encountered she and a Miss Plunket Greene Deauville Races ... had their company in Paris with his friends over some days Christmastide – Christmas day he to his mother Bertha & Aunt Marie – his older wife Clara with her friends - The girls (my future Mum) to the BRITISH EMBASSY for REVELS Christmas Eve-Christmas Day into dawn Boxing Day !
I showed my embarrassment nevertheless : MICHAEL FELT he should GIVE ME A SERMON on the 1920s WOMAN –he has experience of them : then thank goodness he met Jill his 2nd wife in Wartime Alexandria :
MICHAEL MORRIS now began to ease my embarrassment & improve my education upon the 1920s PARIS-LONDON bar rats, flies, butterflies of high society HIGH on dope and liquor : ... only Margaret Sweeting an untitled girl, very rich, was acceptable – and she tried help educate the young WILD titled of British Society 1920s onwards – she could have the LOUVRE kept open in the evening for she and her party – after taking them out in the countryside in a comfortable coach to look at paintings in great places – feeding them deliciously lunch and supper : “ She gets the wrong husbands – they marry her for her money” was the opinion of people you can trust :
“ you have to understand Greta – these women were more like men – Many a time my first wife, a BOY in Paris with Countess Louise would return from PARIS and KNOCK ME DOWN THE STAIRS OF OUR CASTLE ... we had a small Castle in Rutland shire – I lived in a turret with winding stairs with my big dog –
... Now I am a big Chap but I want you to know THESE WOMEN fought-carried guns-DRANK-wore male attire or the most expensive evening frocks ... When my wife returned from PARIS only our eldest son could calm her – she had a marvellous voice like the Woman who used to sing RULE BRITANNIA at the end of THE PROMS ... he would rush to the piano and call out `SING MATER ... Oh DO SING` ... and she would give us a splendid recital – if she had needed to she could have sung in Opera ...”
1970 Wing Commander Michael Morris of a MOST SPLENDID RAF career - so, nightmare, had met my mother again ! Her 1940s wartime activities too were 1920s crazy – & she & old chums all took bits of the RATIONS for nice TEAS with dear OZ (Sir Oswald Mosley) in Holloway Prison ... where all of these MEN-WOMEN should have been ...
... 1937 my father had to telephone Oz Sir OSWALD to “ GET THAT TRUNCHEON OFF HER or she will be back in Prison again ” ! He went in her Prison during THE 2nd World WAR– the pair of them were proud of having shared it : 1937 she had rolled his ISSUED TRUNCHEON for the BLACK SHIRTS in a newspaper & was swinging it at people she did not like – including her own family :
MICHAEL now tried not to make me blush too much in future – he avoided the more shocking Roaring 1920s Tales of THEIR PARIS days : I had to agree that `these women were more like men` ... They may have got hold of the FUTURIST MANIFESTOS ?
1967-1976 to his death : HARWELL & round about : Everyone civilized liked George-Andre & tried to keep him safe – his sons had been killed in a car May 1961- MI5 old workers were in mourning for “ an accident just waiting to happen - RULES said we had to withdraw COVER on them when the youngest Vincent got to 18 in March – if we had thought about it a bit more we would have found a way to get round the new RULES” : Summer 1969 visit to HARWELL & the Atomic Site :
1947 July at Clacton-on-Sea : - My ex-ATS Roman Catholic Aunt said “ ANDRE - he is raised by 3 Graces, his dear mother, grandmother and aunt are ALL in heaven ... Clara is NOT a lady & she has been living immorally since she married him when he was scarcely out of his teens : I would not have her in the sitting room – I took her to the kitchen for whatever she had to say ! ”
FOOD : 2nd World War : If age 10-12 years you must be in charge of the KITCHEN then a nice High Tea for a winter day after School is FRY very thick slice BREAD in some LARD – add chopped mint, O`Daddy Sauce, or Tomato sauce from USA food parcels & eat fiercely – TEA , avoiding German Subs, comes from Kenya & there is usually milk & sugar :
AM-X also calls on Madam Mimi by Harwell church – they speak French – MARY FREEMAN has known Andre in Ceylon 1929 slightly : She and friends did not like Robert Graves – he would dominate the supper table :
Dr JOHN FLETCHER – talking about Edward Black Prince – Chronicles - somewhere that he came to Harwell – as a child liked his Manor Harwell best – came on a stretcher before his death ... Johanna his wife ... Dr Fletcher saying `much to do here` : He knew I had been at Colchester Museums – Andre was my Guardian from age 4 years – knew RANSOM Suffolk and SEAS EDGES everywhere ... :
( ... & the genealogy done by my father & older members of our family – including Alfie Charles Rear Admiral RANSOM 1st world War ( saying 1946 “ ... had to be called out at the end of this last ... Admiralty short of Rear Admirals ...” )
With a great Genealogy people would call one another `cousin` even from 800 AD ! Cleopatra Ransom (her father retired got into Egyptian history ! ) saying 1938 “ we have not had a Christmas I see since 800 AD – then it is time we did ... ” It is a force for good & the world is quickly OPEN ...
GENEALOGY : it was a Victorian pastime before Television : There were magazines-journals : Inter-net has genealogies by surnames – & connections in genealogies may be done with ease
Remember DNA does not yet care for women ... a male line can take you back B.C. :
MEMO : ART & working PHOTOGRAPHERS :
Ranger Cottage, father & mother working scientists HARWELL ATOMIC – Dr Spence became Director -HHarwell
ALAN SPENCE, his brother and sister grew up knowing MARY FREEMAN very well & taught art in Primary School by her : After her death in 1986 he was allowed photograph the interior of Winterbrooke house before it was dismantled : permission her nephew Charles Freeman scholar writer Oxford University : With Janet, & us P. & G. Whitehead, JIM FROUD, we chose 11 pm and with glasses a good sherry her sister PHIL deposited in the CELLAR 25 years before we walked through the rooms and climbed the stairs to the other floors ... capturing the soul and spirit & meaning of the place into the dawn hours – An Artists house of the early 20th century late 19th century shadows ... ALAN did the PICS – I had to write memories for her friends ... PJPW & nephew Charles gave readings in HARWELL CHURCH at her Service : Burial ashes in the grave of her husband Percy Peter Freeman Harwell cemetery :
THE WORLD OF MARY FREEMAN – edging into my Roman Catholic world : Was she at that last great MASS & afternoon in Saint Magnus the Martyr the Seamen Church, City of London, on the Thames ... ?
I knew a lot of people branching into her decades in my first years up to 6-7- before WAR CAME : my grandpa Frederick Charles Frobisher RANSOM had his last school teach him Latin, Greek, conversational French – & EARLY ENGLISH – he could lecture on Beowulf and other Sagas – he was useful to the aesthetes ! We also attended with the always solemn Catholic Converts lectures given by Indian poets – one with Teilhard de Chardin in a white shirt prancing up and down on a Colchester school stage – everyone adored him but fell asleep from a big supper - I thought he said if you concentrated you could put your MIND on a STAR = Georges the BLESSED ANDRE (Malraux) would often ask me to GET HIS MIND BACK FROM THAT STAR where I put it 1937 demonstrating - our 6 weeks Holiday Clacton & trekking Lincoln-Kings Saxmundham about in steps of his ancestors = his father`s line are `Maljaow` from Ostend but sail with us RANSOM 1600=1630 from Bordeaux : Somehow France thinks he is French !
MARY FREEMAN and the Dudley-Short parents – her mother a Bowdler & a Cotton families : The Indian poets and Teilhard de Chardin were known to her and her friends – A PHOTO of her in INDIA a member of a Group of Indian-Western ladies to assist relationships – I will photocopy it off – its in a book – she told me about this little group of Anglo-Indian women they were having dialogue with to try improve understanding & education :
( I go to a lecture March 1937 Colchester given by Teilhard de Chardin an evening in a School – I liked him ! The party taking me all fell asleep having had a good supper : I had to explain the lecture next day to my clever father & others : He said “ NO you have not understood it all ... but I will go and ask so-and-so as he was there & would never fall asleep ” :
THUS that Summer 1937 with help of Josette we put the BRAIN of ANDRE MALRAUX on a STAR ... 1957 he asked me to get it back for him ... he had missed it he felt ... we then tried to have me recall was it to the left or the right of the ANDROMEDA Nebulae ? 1937 I am 4 – 5 years and travelled POLES Nord-Sub and all that is in between in our airplanes and ships including an Argentine ship where they had me steer a few minutes as the newest Weddell-Frobisher of the families !
MARY FREEMAN - her Catholic circle of friends Harwell area :
Lady AGNES EASTON – family have a private Catholic chapel :
Knew Poet Christopher Cauldwell – SPAIN – Civil War 1936 :
Ask others about these links to her work : I only see Lady Agnes in the kitchen at Winterbrooke House when they are exchanging preserves and thinking about shopping and letters & Easter and Christmas plans - & Convent `Retreats` : A friend a Nun is a fine printer at a Convent - their world as English Catholics & Converts : My pre-war Roman Catholic world is the world with visits – “ Young Pacelli ” a friend coming from 1920s Germany to Vatican administration : 1933 Pacelli is my Guardian - not the Vatican – Andre Malraux my guardian 1937 October onwards – both Guardians to the Family philanthropy worldwide :
MARY FREEMAN & some of her circle knew my grandmother Mary Helena b 1870-1944 – she of Irish families who can go into `the VAT` to talk face-to-face – a dangerous world 20th century – rise of racism – Aunt Margareth nee Ransom Mrs Tiggy Grote 1864, Jacopsholmen, West Greenland has been visiting the Popes with her family of MONTROSE Basin since she was 11 years in 1852 – In those days people liked to meet to exchange news about the world ... not with formality but as human beings :
· 1937 VIOLET ARTIST nee Lindsay b c 1860 widow Lady Rutland
· (cousin to my great-grandmother Millie Frobisher) pupil of Frederick WATTS & Granny Mary Helena Gordon are worried – that autumn Violet comes by train & they have serious talks with ANNIE Artist (= my great-aunt Annie Agnes Carroll Williams – worked with Manzoni & with him went to help out Harold Rathbone & his Della robbia Works 1890s ...) They belong to the older circle of `HUMANITAS` – I am among these older people often – MARY FREEMAN and her friends are a generation later :
1942 - Young JAN KARSKI slipped out of POLAND - comes to talk with us at the Seaside Clacton-on-Sea : Granny will write to Irish cousins immediately – may phone if she can – ask them to go into VATICAN – `but difficult to get to him` (the family friend `young Pacelli`) now he has `gone on High` : 1920s to 1939 he actually phones she & her sisters from Rome – 1929 his old friend is in charge of our great new Clacton-Holland Church :
MARY FREEMAN and her Catholic friends drift in and out of this older world about me – War came & they had duties England : Bodley`s Head had sister Brenda working in the ALPS taking airmen & others to safety – this is a world of Roman Catholics best not to say deeds and names – WALLS HAVE EARS ... the QUAKERS knew this world, the NONCONFORMISTS ... our Weddell relatives are Quaker – I still retain 17th-18th- century Suffolk Essex accent : BOSLEY family will have acquired it when they arrive fleeing Continental ills to East Anglia – English learned from seeing it written down ... Berkshire HARWELL had its accents when I came end of the 1960s ... People frowned at me when I said `sub-arc`tic` = at a nearby trendy village gin & tonic sloshup & small bits nosh-up gathering of the new FAST SET ...
1930s WAR WAS COMING : “ WORLD GREED” said Hirohito with a young family, a Marine Scientist & an Emperor ! 1936 Pacelli & I had a tea party planned next time I come to ROME – he knows where there is a hurdy-gurdy ... he does sketches and water-colours about ROME wearing an old robe so as to not be noticed : THUS 1939 ANOTHER WAR CAME !
MARY FREEMAN & her early years as working teaching artist : EASY GUIDE first half 20th century & a quick grasp of the DEPRESSION years between the 2 Wars is `THE DARK VALLEY – a panorama of the 1930s –
Author - archives research & hearing family & friends as a young child – born 1940 PIERS BRENDON publ. 2,000 AD : He is presenting & describing events my family & I am involved in & people we know of all races & nations : Times when you knew to never say too many names – Mary Freeman & her circles will know this too ... !
Think of HARWELL in Tudor times - religious mania ! – Scary when you cannot fly or sail away ... Records for HARWELL ? :
( GRANNY Mary Helena (mother a Classicist Dublin Uni. ) cousins are Murphy-Carroll-O`Brien-O`Grady etc etc. the last a diplomat post – have titles (DEBRETT) from 1859 when they are for PEACE and civilized progress freeing IRELAND – but RED HOT CATHOLICS – send me presents for Xmas and 21st birthday presents )
MARY FREEMAN her many FRIENDS : ALAN SPENCE may recall more :
? The name of a nice middle-aged couple who go into Vatican library for research : And DAVID RODGERS retiring BODLEY Head does this too - visiting ROME 2 weeks for work : His sister Brenda was a 2nd World War resistance worker France into the Alps – took people over into Switzerland – they lived in The Mill, Blewbury - I did not know them until the early 1980s : he gave me my Library membership = old catholic network !
CATALOGUE – photographs village France, Paris :
exhibition France – & given by cousins Australia and Greece : Earlier ideas for further work his “4 portraits end of 20th century” has 3 local friends – Dan Grimshaw & 2 girl friends `Othona` and JO – & a philosopher beggar met in India – with text :
`ACE, ACE & ACE `
stories for young Pete ... & the Whitehead children
Life in the Pillar House & HARWELL village, & roundabout = WANTAGE Burnt Cake Shop and SALISBURY Bishop of the Rolling Stones : 1970s-1980s – three are on my web sites – I print them out – ( author-compiler is me – I forget to put this )
Young PETER my son has a File on my web site www.ancestryandtruetales.jimdo.com – named `P.R.W. Peter Rathbone Ransom Whitehead – some of his photographs – more to come and his text his plans ...
Whitehead family came to The Pillar House 4 February 1968 leaving 30th April 1993 :
Within 7 years we put back house as it was built `a farmhouse with most elegant staircase, great inside shutters and windows of 1800s` : the village builder Mr Jordan said “ ... the 18th century features are because they wanted their house back after the fire in 1852 – so the village builder put up something like they were used to building ... much of late 18th century in Pillar House – that’s why you have the 5 feet bread oven – later they put a very big Victorian range in ... ” :
1985 - Pilgrimage of American descendants of 2 HARWELL brothers who landed USA Block Island 1660 =
A family owned Nashville Press & kept records their histories from English ancestors = they may have printed these records up : they were very proud of their ancestry – letters ...
I GRW prepared a big tea in The Pillar House dining-room and gardens – many biscuits and cakes from my centuries of cook books - these on display in the big kitchen with the L.Leslie Brooke books for children pictures drawn in house, other houses and HARWELL ... BRIAN LINGHAM the librarian at DIDCOT warned me 1985 in the big garden “ this will all go the moment you leave – I knew we were doomed when I came 1969 and saw the railway station ... what that would mean for the villages ...” :
Dr LINGHAM continued “ That`s why I began my books on Harwell and around ... before it was all gone ... ” Do not miss his books – he may have a web site – if not all should be in Westgate Local history section Library :
HARWELL – history research by Dr JOHN FLETCHER and colleagues – he lived in Pillar House 1940s – Son ANTHONY FLETCHER is a well known historian – he age 18 wrote the little book on John LODER Black Prince Farm - help from father – who said he found him with nothing to do - having lost a girlfriend :
I read reviews TLS on AF books & he seems to keep busy nowadays : He will know of the work on HARWELL done by his father – and may have heard more about Black Prince Farm and he of Crecy dwelling there as a child & calling in at the end of his life :
“ CAPITALISM began in HARWELL you could say ... ” said his father Dr John Fletcher to me (when he had told me I had to find the time to help with coming celebrations for 985 AD) “ ... when an impoverished knight required money to go to war with the KING – he wrote 6 churls FREE – they immediately sent 6 eldest sons to the new College MAGDALEN Oxford ... more followed ... ”
I must have earlier explained to the eminent Dr John Fletcher my life at Colchester Museums 1950s and the great Harold Walter POULTER deputy curator ... the Curator Mr Mark `Rex` HULL solemnly stating shaking his head wisely “ what old Poulter does not know is not worth knowing ... and the Society of Antiquaries now agree ...
” Dr Fletcher, of course, knows George (ANDRE MALRAUX) & they trot about the globe looking at what pictures are painted on ... MEMO : when they are looking at paintings stolen 2nd World War from the THOMAS Imm. GROTE HOMES for Children worldwide - educating into their teens-20s then they are aware that ` WALLS HAVE EARS` ... Only one flag needs to be raised by those who encountered this tragedy, “HUMANITAS” (www.greta-ransom.com et al :
1920s-1976 : In humanist societies Georges-ANDRE is a man whose mother was still in touch with her relatives 9th century AD Family HISTON Norfolk, Kings Lynn, Suffolk a branch owning SAXMUNDHAM HALL 19th century where she and her sister would come and stay ... ( they gave her a little dowry house there we visit 1937 & 1945 : MONEY came into her from these ancient family lines – she put it aside for her only son Georges-ANDRE MALRAUX ... it was to be given to him when he had a family and children of his own ... she died early 1930s a young woman ... he returns from Asia to find her dead ...
NOTA BENE : the sneers from bar-rat writers, hackers, never stops about his L O W background from the down-town end of northern PARIS : at any time 1930s-21st century Clara & Company could have printed his most interesting ancestry & placed this income in civilized progress – especially after the most unnecessary death May 1961 of his two young sons his Catholic marriage to Josette a young LADY writer of TOULOUS ... :
I Greta Ransom first travelled through HARWELL on our way to a meeting SALISBURY (Roman Britain SORBIDUNUM) January 1954 a winter morning with Georges-ANDRE Colonel X – we stopped to buy milk-lemonade-bread & cheese from a corner grocers – outside a short hearty looking man in a white-blue striped overall cheerfully bad us Good Day – the sign I believe said DEARLOVE ...
1945-1950s : Joke amongst End of War participants was `what`s that X doing at the end of Andre`s name : Answer – because he has always seen himself on a WANTED LIST :
MARY FREEMAN CAREER :
Information can be added by Hilary /Jim /Alan /Anthony F ... her great-nephew-in-law Charles Freeman, et al ...
PAINTINGS – I & my children bought paintings from MARY FREEMAN : 6 or more – photo-copy here –
I have histories, photos drawings, a few meaningful books from her : 2 yellow box files plus a box gathering this-that : my web sites have begun MARY FREEMAN & her collection of CHILDREN `s paintings – Her life, letters, the 3 Obituaries I know of tell some of her early learning & career : She features in Art publications, Press, other nations :
2013 – via ASHMOLEAN Friends – Director informed of her collection of Children`s paintings from late 1930s-1950s =
( NB: Her housekeeper after her death says `some paintings have been taken by her friends and were intended to be returned but have not come back ... I would remind them when they were overdue ... the paintings are for her future work ... `) :
MEMORANDUM : MARY FREEMAN bought a painting from artist BEN `ONWU`WU` - she attended many art exhibitions LONDON and abroad, PARIS – she said she “ ... attended the pre-war Exhibition where DALI came in a diving suit ...” – see Press/Art journals/etc : She would visit her sister Olive and her children Jacques, Elizabeth, Ghislaine in Belgium : The painting done in LAGOS (?) is at sometime in Winterbrooke House ? ASK others : JIM knew of the artist & how she came to purchase it :
MARY FREEMAN her interesting friends :
LAGOS : Protestant Mission School - to 1939/41 =
2nd collection she wished kept safe is made by husband and wife BROADBENT – dated 1939-1941 (& some letters) MARY FREEMAN to me Greta Ransom (1967-1992 widow of PJP Whitehead) “ They ran in LAGOS a MISSION School for The London ? Missionary Society – Mr/Dr Broadbent tells how he could cross over the lane to philanthropy run by a family (my Ransom-Grote families since 1864 ) – children taught 4 languages, Classics, to go into medicine, sciences, arts = the MISSIONARY society could not be expected to fund anything similar at that time : he may have put some bright students to take a class or languages during the week ... or he may have felt it could be frowned upon ... I do not know ... ”
MARY FREEMAN : her welfare-artist minded friends we know have visited-stayed at Thomas Grote HOMES the globe: VATICAN approved since 1870 ( VAT said “ TIG you are ON ” we are told by relatives - spoken in LATIN ? ) in nations A-Z outside the British Empire
(NB : The Sailor King George V approved the HOMES - his mother Alexandra of Denmark (she gambled nervously =horses-Poker-Pontoon/dominoes) nagged Queen VICTORIA his grandmother to close them – but Victoria & Queen of Spain & a Queen of Burma liked them – saw medicine, home inventions, etc. improving :
After travelling & getting away from GLITZ his heir Edward VIII saw this American Institution of TIGGY USA born citizen as of benefit to the globe & Germany never destroyed the HOMES 2nd World War : President Franklin Roosevelt when young man would go camping with GROTE children 2 weeks or more exploring the wonders of great nature ) Tiggy & wife (our Aunt Margareth nee Ransom) “girl of the snows” & her in-laws the Frobisher descendants were all young people together last quarter of 19th century : The HOMES taught the religions of the nation & all religions and respect :
HOMES Russia 7, France 5, South & N. America very many – Adelaide DEMANDED & got ! Iceland, Asia-Arabia-surprising places–Marsh Arabs & Borneo & `the island that had no clothes in 15 years had the highest learning anywhere but were content to grow their vegetables & discuss finer points of Greek Classics weekends & wore happily cotton trousers & frocks :
MARY FREEMAN - VISITORS who had known the value of the HOMES worldwide visited Winterbrooke House 1968-early 1970s= there is deep mourning :
Certain Aristocrat SCOTS Tribes are culled by The British Territorial Army -they saw barbarism done 2nd World War - knew these Aristocrat Silurian-Jurassic bog-trotters grew a dangerous narcotic in sheltered Glens –( KEW Botanical Gardens lost 2 men attempting to investigate 1920s-30s ) :
MARY FREEMAN – her parents generation – readers of `NORTH-SOUTH` by Mrs Gaskell & earlier & later writers- John RUSKIN `Letters to Working Men of Great Britain` & a wealth of literature looking at the pitiful state of G.B. and England its green & pleasant lands : The Religious Tract Society published what it dared ! GROTE children had the religion of their nation BUT EVERY OTHER RELIGION – they travelled by 12 years – Ecuador visited China 1900s & were pen-friends when we visited 1936 = newspapers and literature was exchanged – telephones were used from 1890 & GROTE children were the first to phone around the globe :
Below is an indication of what was and what could be done – others copied our HOMES and quietly did their own piece of philanthropy – but never twice around the globe – It was exceptional we owned little bits of world seashores because of marrying 2,000 years of foreign brides : It was important to pull the ship in – have a bit of a farm – but we kept up with our ancestors – Aunt Mag went to stay 1929 with family of AURORA her father an eminent BERBER farmer, scholar, on the TOWN Committee CASTILE 6th-7th centuries A.D.
LAGOS - drawings children –
Dr & Mrs BROADBENT Missionaries : OXFORD 1970s
TIG`s HOMES gave an EDUCATION EVERY CHILD HAS A RIGHT TO :
Below our Family PHILANTHROPY in LAGOS :
MARY FREEMAN speaking
“ Dr BROADBENT could call in – it was across the lane - another piece of philanthropy – a Home for orphans & children needing support ... he came to hear that the British Government did not now approve this Home giving high learning ...” (1937 the new Reign ... )
early 1970/s - MARY FREEMAN – very solemn : I heard that Dr Broadbent had just been found dead in Oxford – he is supposed to have cut his own throat while shaving – perhaps he was ill – had a fit – they had lived abroad in a hot climate : she went into Retreat after she and friends saw the widow with support :
LAGOS DRAWINGS : children 4 years to 20s perhaps : pencil, water-colour, crayon pencil ... `father coming home – his bicycle etc.
( beginning 1864 TIG put his HOMES, real HOMES, around the globe twice A–Z : by 1870 – VATICAN said `5 years trial ` but gave thumb up after 2 years :
1960 January Colne Engaine : Dr John RAY (Ransom) :
“ 1864/5 he headed across the PACIFIC after beginning Ohio, San Francisco – To know what it was like at that time read the book `BEN HADEN` – he is full of God but it’s the nearest we have come to a good idea of what Tiggy found out there – Missionaries educated children to 12-16 but he felt he could do better – Age 23/4 he left his father`s New York firm and us `shoeless` : The de Beer ladies sent the bride (Aunt Margareth nee Ransom) a diamond hairnet – shoeless she would look neat about the head at least – her father old Fred had designed them labour saving devices for the Mines that lessened considerably the work of the labourers : By the end of the 1860s Tig had cheques & monies fall from the skies – people called and lectured – composers could work with the young musicians & the choirs – VARESE used to sling a hammock South America visiting the HOME” :
“The children were raised as humanists – civilized careers – teaching - research medicine – some will stay HOME and run their HOMES – Aunt Mag began to put around the HOMES agriculture, crafts, TIG added hospitals – students stayed until 18 or early 20s – but could always come HOME – some had a parent or grandparents or a distant relative – these were drawn in and many came to work in the homes & take safe retirement – aim was to give the children family life – many were abandoned from birth – He was showing that intelligence does not come from ruling classes – When flight came in Aunt Mag got into planes – all the HOMES would have 3 little planes each – they helped locally, sick, freight... can you remember going up to West Greenland – Len on his Flying Test – 3 planes always over water the rule” :
“You visited the Leper home Jacksonville – we bought the seashore in the 18th century so we could pull in the ships : a cure came in but some stayed as they regarded it as HOME & went on with their work – Before the cure the plan had been 2 years general education and then night work THE SKY – it was more comfortable for them at night – They studied a piece of the sky – we still use their work at NASA ...”
“ Old Fred and his brother got into transport early 1800s & we had our seashore lands – come in with our Brides – Canada was developing fast & railways needed everywhere round the globe – then flight – not just shipping as we had down the centuries ... 1904 his murder Scotland the TIGGY Homes had to be kept quiet ... but every nation welcomed them & wanted them to continue ... some trouble by turn of the century with Gross Britain ... more since the end of the 1930s ... ”
Uncle Dr John RAY R. 3 degrees/Astro-Physics-Animal Management-LAW – failed to report Christmastide 1969/1970 for SENATE WORK Washington : I am asked & told 1988 USA/Mexico about a tragedy :
Art by Children – her teaching lessons - with friends began posting www some of the big paintings ! I included some of the Pillar House work of the 4 children other children 1960s-1980s : The SEA LETTERS drawn by Victoria-A are very popular –I & others print them off to us with RANSOM-Frobisher-Weddell-Gronlander-INCA et al files : It is I save all their early life – school books etc. Convent schools like V-A`s illustrated lettering `GENESIS` : she was encouraged with art & music at Abingdon Manor Prep age 5 to 11 years - head Miss Welch :
HARWELL PRIMARY SCHOOL – Childrens paintings : I think that JIM FROUD took his early paintings done at Harwell Primary School – & ALAN did too – the bulk are safe on Apple phone :
1989 – MARY FREEMAN the paintings by CHILDREN :
FRIENDS - Professor William Russell & wife Dr Clare Russell ethnologist : Friends of Desmond Morris when they were all young :
Dr Russell (Reg. Professor READING Uni. Sociology) & his wife Dr Clare Russell, Austria, told me to keep the paintings safe – “ do not let people take originals of what they consider `GOOD` : Unless it is the actual young ARTIST – then make a photo-copy for this collection ... ”
Ten are framed in big Victorian frames & are very pleasant to live with : Some paintings were in the travelling EXHIBITION 2nd World War British Children`s Art` organized by her friends acquaintance HERBERT READ & friends 1940/42 – Mary had a catalogues : She showed me in Catalogue the photo of my work the INDIAN playing drum - I had embroidered on a cushion cover – my name Greta Ransom age 7 years :
3 years ago 2 friends put them all on this Apple phone – from there some transferred to my history web – we may need a bit of soft ware as Microsoft/Orange changed something-or-other 2014 when I had to take a year off - need a slave :
MARY FREEMAN – Paintings by children : 1989/90 Professor Russell`s Austrian wife Clare Russell ethnologist begged to give an important Institution the 2 pieces of work done from a psychiatric institution – I think she may have also taken 1 or 2 pieces of the HOLLOWAY Prison work of women to place in appropriate Institution – she feared their FATE ! Even though I assured her that having worked in COLCHESTER MUSEUMS I knew you kept EVERYTHING ! 1994 a letter to Holloway Prison has the reply that ALL records had been destroyed 1960/61 : it was felt unnecessary to keep archives – I then remembered this in a newspaper – knew which two women mauled the Archives ! :
MARY FREEMAN : Professor Bill Russell published work Population Studies : work published FOLKLORE SOCIETY - & worldwide Society Against Animals used in Experiments : Both he and his wife had heard of MARION RICHARDSON & her Prison work : ( file given me by M.F. - she felt a man asking for information on Marion Richardson did not understand the decades & the limitations put on such pioneer social workers – As women they felt they could get nowhere by shouting in these matters – they could draw attention to them : they might express their findings & offer solutions on social conditions to male members of their families & their friends where they were in a position to do something : she said she needed to think this whole area of her working life out – 1939 WAR came & she & friends were immediately with much extra work – many men went away to the War : she had now to recognize she was getting older & SHE HAD SO MUCH SHE STILL WISHED TO DO ! She could not make headway with this man who wished to do perhaps a book on MARION RICHARDSON – ( NB: her sister Kathleen early 1970s was poorly then dead )
MARY FREEMAN said that Marion had been allowed to go into the prison to give needlework lessons ONLY early 20th century : she decided that the Prisoners should see art books and make sketches – then embroider : Mary Freeman gave me a little purse or handkerchief sachet embroidered by one of the Prisoners – I thought Holloway might have a Museum of its Past – `they left all this for old Madam Tussards` :
1970s MARY FREEMAN described how she went in a few times to HOLLOWAY Prison to see how her friend MARION RICHARDSON taught – An old woman they called `Grammarian` would correct the prisoners English – she had been in & out of the Prison for many years – they tried make her life as comfortable as possible : Mary felt all these times should not be lost – they were after all history ... she said they all went to the Funeral of `Grammarian` - there is a note in big lettering in M.F.`s handwriting on an envelope ... This is all photo`d on the Apple :
MARY FREEMAN : A world described by MARY as `changing – “ but we as women from our backgrounds could not speak out – but we could to our brothers, their friends especially where they had gone into WHITEHALL or Government ... that change was needed was recognized ... However Kathleen young sister of MARION worked in the the WHITEHALL – she virtually ran the FINANCES of the BRITISH EMPIRE when they were short of trained people ... ... ...
( GRW NB: I met KATHLEEN RICHARDSON c 1971/2 ( sister of Marion Prison Reform ) before she died (she would have known Herbert Charles Ransom running the Crown Office c 1920s cousin to my great uncle Alfred Charles Rear Admiral – DEBRETTS 1953 Companionage ) – I am told I have met her before the War - she talked to 2-3 years old Victoria-A about drawing & Mary`s paintings :
Result V-A has here a little sketch book of K.R. – not much – but some sketches of rehearsals at ALDEBOROUGH – a conductor - people Kathleen stayed with - and some cut outs from newspapers 1950s : THIS is to transfer to INTERNET – will be of some little interest to the new BENJAMIN BRITTEN web site :
BROOKE FAMILY - 2 sons = Leonard studying history at Oxford – killed RAF 1st World War /some photo-copy 1900s LLB :
`Little enh H H
Henry` survived = MP-Home secretary/Lord Brooke ... Excellent biography of his father LLB 1982 gives family, paintings, book illustrations, village life etc ...
1970s : Letters written by `Little Henry` Lord BROOKE to 4 children The Pillar House – Amanda Oonagh, Paul James, Victoria-Augusta, PRW `little Peter` Whitehead : PHOTO-copy available :
MORE NOTES to follow – photo-copy & 2 files HARWELL METHODIST CHAPEL ... & HARWELL VILLAGE versus destruction of the village ... with friends we appear to have been very busy - sometimes MARY FREEMAN helping ...