Georgina Lee in London - 28 November, 1918

from Diary of Georgina Lee, 29 Nov. 1918, page 281:

I have been helping these last two days to sell at a Belgian Lace Sale held at Mrs John Astor’s in Grosvenor Square. It was most interesting. Lady Winifred Elwes... is one of the patronesses of the Association of Lace Workers, and she asked me to help her. ...We did very well, I think. We took in £150 yesterday, besides many orders for lingerie, and I don’t know what today’s record is. Gervase Elwes, Lady W’s husband, the great singer, sang most delightfully yesterday and was a great draw.
cite as

Georgina Lee, Diary of Georgina Lee, 29 Nov. 1918. In Gavin Roynon (ed.), Home fires burning : the Great War diaries of Georgina Lee (Stroud, 2006), p. 281. accessed: 24 June, 2024

location of experience: London


Georgina Lee

Experience Information

Date/Time 28 November, 1918
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors


Georgina began to keep her diary at the outbreak of war, as a record for her son Harry, then 9 months old.

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Wed, 04 Jun 2014 16:53:23 +0100