Tuesday 4 December 2012

An English Pronkerolle or Souvenir De Ma Jeunesse

I was delighted and surprised to see an English long record sampler turn up at Bleasdales auction last week. These works are normally associated with Catholic girls from continental Europe, usually The Netherlands or Belgium. St Judes School, Herne Hill, South London, where Gwendoline Martin, the maker of ths sampler was a student, is not and was not a Catholic school - nor was it specifically for the education of girls. It is mentioned in the memoir Most Secret War of of R V Jones who attended the school in 1916.

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