Sunday, 15 March 2015

My Sewing Space

Last year I found myself becoming constantly frustrated with my sewing set up, not my equipment mind you, my overlocker is a dream and my brand new Janome sewing machine (thanks mum and dad) is an utter pleasure to stitch with. No, it was more the location of my sewing that was bothering me, constantly moving things here and there was hampering my productivity and eating away at my enthusiasm. I knew it was about time that I got myself properly organised!


I used to have my sewing space sorted, those of you who have been following my blog for awhile will perhaps remember my old room back in Walthamstow, where I had my dressing table/sewing/computing desk. It was small, a little cramped and with poor light, but having a defined space actually worked pretty well.

But once I moved, despite the extra space, I could not settle on the best place for my sewing endeavours. I resorted to using the kitchen dining table, as the kitchen is the best room for natural light. This has worked quite well for the last few years, but there are problems with sewing in the kitchen. One being that each time I want to cook or eat something, I have to move all the sewing stuff out of the way, usually in to the hallway, and if I am lazy and don't move my stuff the smell of food gets into the fabric, which is not ideal.





Another problem is me. I am so easily distracted its quite ridiculous, I just can't concentrate on sewing or knitting when the flat is untidy, those niggling housework chores keep rolling through my mind while I am trying to work, so the kitchen with its dishes sitting in the sink screaming "forget that hem, wash me, wash me!", the washing machine gurgling and spinning away and a floor that can always do with another wash, was distracting me from my task.

Just before Christmas and before my morale sunk any lower (or my house got any cleaner) I started a bit of reorganising. It occurred to me that the best place to set up would be the bedroom, as there was some space under the window which was still just boxes.

I moved my old dressing table from the front room where Beau had commandeered it as his favourite sleeping spot, (he's boycotted the replacement) in to the bedroom where I have managed to whittle away most of the boxes that had been languishing there (via ebay, charity and reorganising) creating bit of free space. The desk is now in front of the window where I can make the most of the natural light, the sun hits this room in the early evening, meaning its the best place for a spot of after work, evening sewing.


My sewing machine and overlocker now have a permanent place side by side, which is honestly fabulous, though I do have to keep remembering to choose the correct presser foot. Also the desk being here means a bit more air can get to the wall, reducing the amount of mould that tends to grow up them (all outside walls are plagued with mould), that is why everything was kept in plastic storage boxes, to protect against the mould - its glamour all the way here folks!


The new location means in the warmer weather I can make the most of the breeze from the lovely big window and it gives me a good view down the garden, meaning I can keep my eye on the fury one, or should I say, he can keep an eye on me!

What C'ha doing?



One of the best things about my new arrangement is that I can shut myself away from TV temptation, can anyone really sew while watching TV? My multi tasking skills are just not that good.

I would struggle to absorb myself in my sewing with out some music, it has magic powers over my usually wavering attention span, so my beloved record player and my small collection of records, have now found a permanent home on my chest of drawers within easy reach of my desk. I've just got to remember not to open a drawer while its playing or I'll end up with scratched records.


I have dedicated the wall behind to my inspiration wall, its a work in progress!



My tailors dummy Vera has found a semi permanent home on top of my wool chest, which is full, no actually, bursting might be a more appropriate choice of word, I am on a wool buying ban until the lid doesn't have to be weighted down!


Alongside Vera are a few boxes of fabric, there are actually still three full boxes of fabric under the bed, I have even recently sold some off on eBay, almost a box worth! I would dearly love to have a shelving unit here to store all my books and fabrics but sadly because of the mould issue things would inevitably become blackened and ruined within a few weeks, so boxes it is, not as elegant but much more practical.



I decide to make use of my many head scarves by tying them to the back of my chair, its worked out really well as it has given a much needed softeness to a rather uncomfortable chair, plus they are really easy to untie when needed!


So thats my sewing space I hope you enjoyed having a peak at it, I know I love looking at other peoples homes and seeing how they organise things. I also know I am very lucky to be able to dedicate some sewing space like this, its actually a huge relief to have finally made use of this tricky area, I am even a little annoyed that I didn't think of it earlier, but there was a lot of boxes and stuff to work through so perhaps everything takes the time it needs, oh and please be thankful you didn't see the before photos!

Right I am off now to actually do a bit of sewing!
Wendy x

Saturday, 7 March 2015

Wartime Farm Goes to India

Today is my little brothers birthday, he's currently on an epic three week lone back packing trip around India. As with his holiday last year to China he has been sending me daily Whatsaap updates and pictures of his journey, so that I can assure myself and my internet free parents that he is safe and sound and clearly having a wonderful time!



Today his travels took him to Uttar Pradesh where he sent me pictures of his birthday trip to the Taj Mahal and imagine my surprise when I saw the below!

Wartime Farm pullover Goes to India

Its only the flipping Wartime Farm Pullover outside the Taj Mahal!! This is getting to be one well travelled knitted!

Wendy x

Saturday, 28 February 2015

Things To Do 2015

Hello! How is 2015 been treating you? 
My year so far has been very busy, mostly due to being given extra responsibilities at work, which is great, but a bit more time consuming, but means I haven't had much energy for much else!

So I know its very late to do a resolutions type post, unless you factor in Chinese New Year "Happy Year of The Goat Everyone!" (which I do as my day job revolves around scheduling for China) but this is, well at least I think it is, a little different. This post is essentially a list of my goals and plans for 2015 things I want to and in some cases have to do. I thought posting them here would help me to clear a bit more head space as my mind is swimming with stuff to do at the moment and its become quite overwhelming, so I hope blurting it all out here will calm me down and combat the constantly creeping anxiety! Right here's what I have planned...

~ Plan out my new Allotment ~
Late last year I finally got the keys to a new allotment I was really sad to leave the old one but it was certainly time for a fresh start and I hope, fresh enthusiasm. 
New allotment, I've got it covered

The new plot is a ten minute walk away from where I currently live and is much smaller than my old one in Walthamstow, which should make it more manageable. It will need quite a bit of work to get it in good order as its covered in grass and brambles, but I am confident that it will be harbouring a luscious victory garden very soon!

~ Leaner and Greener ~ 
As I mentioned above I have been feeling a bit anxious of late, its nothing new, anxiety is something that's been part of my life for as long as I can remember as I'm prone to panic attacks. This year I have decided to try and address this issue in a different way than I have before by looking at my diet. I have always found that caffeine and sugar play a major role in aiding my anxiety so I want to cut them out as much as I can. I have also decided to eat more veggies and the easiest and supposedly healthiest way to up your veg intake is to drink fresh pressed juices.

Red wine at work!? Ok, its actually Apple and Beetroot juice

After watching Jason Vale's Super Juice Me, an amazing documentary about how eating right can radically change your life, I was inspired to get out my juicer and recipe books and start juicing again. I did Jason's seven day detox about six years ago when I first bought my juicer, and it worked wonders on shifting the pounds, but it was the hardest thing I have ever done! I think the reason I lost so much weight was as soon as I could eat again I ate super healthy from fear of ever having to do it again! Six years on I decided to do a three day detox (which was more manageable but no more fun) to help kick start my healthy eating plan, and seeing as I have made it to the end of February and am still eating healthily, I guess its worked! I can't say I am bursting with energy but I certainly feel calmer and a bit healthier than I did, so that's progress!

~ Zen Yoga~
I was very lucky to win the giveaway hosted by the gorgeous May over Christmas and so I am hoping very very soon to pop along one of May's fabulous Cat Pose Zen Yoga classes, as they sound like just the tonic I need to recover from the last few months and reaffirm my resolve for positive mind in the future. I have already been practising her 3 minute Yogic breathing technique which you can watch on May's youtube Channel, and it has really helped to calm me down when I am feeling the stress about to kick in!

~ Bicycle Bicycle ~
The last few months travelling to work as I do by bus (is it weird that I go to work on the bus and then spend all day designing mini ones? If only the big ones were as reliable as the small!) has reminded me of one thing; you really can't rely on buses, especially when they keep going on strike. After multiple six mile walks each way to work and back I decided it was time to seek alternative arrangements, so I have bought myself a folding bike, which will either get me fit, or get me killed!
My new steed
Theoretically it should get me to work in the same time as taking the bus, but without the cold long waits at the bus stop. I have opted for a fold up bike in the hopes that if it all gets too much, or is raining too hard I can nip on the bus with my folded, yet still very cumbersome bike, I envisage many bruises on my far too sensitive shins!  I have already purchased my bike but now just need to pluck up the courage to tackle London's roads! Meep!

~ Get on an Aeroplane  ~
I am terrified of getting on an aeroplane, just typing this is making me feel queasy. While I am attempting to address my anxiety I feel its time to be brave and face my biggest demon and get myself on a plane. I have three flights booked for this year, the first is be in May coming back from Rome on a family trip (never been abroad with my family before, exciting) and the other two will be in September when we are all are going for a long weekend to Germany, to see my brother take part in the Berlin Marathon. Deep breath!

~ Parlez Vous Francais? ~
The holiday that my family are taking will involve a few day in Paris (my favourite city, le sigh) so I want to attempt to impress my parents with a bit of French vocabulaire.

Last time I was in France, I used my school girl French to order a meal from a lovely restaurant only to have the waiter laugh in my face, and tell me to speak in English, it was really off putting (I promise my French is not that bad) and lets face it rather rude! Needless to say this knocked my confidence, so once I returned home I decided to invest in some help in the form of some audio CD's by Michel Thomas, its now finally time to give them a go!

~ Project Audrey ~
I was sent a Boden catalogue a few weeks ago, the moment I opened it I was lusting after their gorgeous French 60's inspired dresses, classic Capri pants and striking Breton tops, all which are stunning but waaaay out of my price range!


Seeing so many lovely outfits re-inspired me to get cracking on my Audrey inspired wardrobe plans. so watch this space!

~ The Vintage Pattern Pledge ~ 
As much as I hate deadlines, I've come to realise over the years, that I am powered by them! More often than not, the only way I will finish something is to have a set date to finish it by, so signing up to the pledge will give me albeit a loose deadline, but one to which I'm more likely to stick to and it should help keep me on track with my Audrey plans!

~ Organise My Sewing Space ~ 
This mission has after years of deliberating actually been achieved! I have finally settled on my perfect space, post soon to follow!


~ Bust Those UFO's ~
I blogged a while back about all the unfinished projects I had found lurking around my home, and to date I have made little impact on banishing them, so new year and a new start on getting them out of my way and into my wardrobe!




I am planning to attack one project a month, either finishing it off, calling it quits and re-purposing the fabric or in some cases where they don't fit me, finish them and sell them on Etsy or eBay for someone else to enjoy, which will hopefully give me a few pennies for mooare fabrics!!

So they are my plans, some are exciting others are terrifying, but hopefully they should make my year an interesting one!

Wendy x

Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Deck the Halls

Well hello, I hope you all are having a very lovely festive season, and are eagerly awaiting the newy newness of 2015!

I'm currently in Liverpool, where I have spent a lovely Christmas with my family. I have had such a relaxing time, almost too relaxing if I am honest, I really don't know how I am going to manage going back to work. I've decided to quickly sneak off, whilst everyone else is occupied with other things, for a bit of a blogging catch up before ringing in the new year a bit later on!


I could not wait for Christmas this year, its a little out of character for me as I can be a little bar-humbug about the whole thing, right up until a few days before (I know I'm terrible). I think this years excitement might have been due to having soo much work to do on the run up to the holidays or because I had a real stinker of a cold (which is still with me the rotter!) and I just wanted Christmas to hurry up so I could have a nice rest (and eat lots)! I had the urge to get a festive photo with Beau. This did not go to plan. Sadly, not naming any names here, one of us was just not that into it. Ah well the is always next year!

Merry Christmas from Me and Beau....wait come back!!!
 My new found Christmas spirit meant I even did a bit of decorating. As I am always away over Christmas I don't usually decorate much, this year, in a Beachams fueled haze, I decided to go a little wild with the decorating, and you know what I actually like it!

I used an old duvet for the fake snow and filled  the fire place (never fear its not working) with snowmen, it would appear I have a thing for snowmen, I have rather allot!


But my decorating pales in comparison to my mums, she goes Christmas crazy everywhere, every year. It looks amazing with all the lights and baubles and tinsel, but you can barley put a cup down without knocking a Christmas decoration or ornament out of the way, she loves Christmas I just hope one day I can find the same enthusiasm for the tinsel!

A small section of my mum's decorating prowess

Christmas day was lovely, we gave out our present and ate enough food to keep us all going for at least a week, that is not to say we haven't eaten almost as much every day since! I was very lucky this year I got lots of wonderful books which will keep me more than a little occupied for the foreseeable future!

My Christmas bounty!!
 Both GBSB books, the complete World at War DVD's (that's 22 hours of viewing right there, folks) A fabulous book on the D-day landings and First Light, by Geoffrey Wellum a book I have been after for a while, which promises to be a good read!

On boxing day night we got an unexpected treat, it only flipping SNOWED!!! Don't tell anyone but it was the highlight of my Christmas!

How Christmassy


I was the first to run outside to have a look and it was beautiful! It made the house look so cozy, covered in its snowy white blanket!

Crunchy, crisp snow!!


Sadly for me it was pretty much gone by morning so hopes of building a snowman were promptly dashed. Though my brother was delighted as he was due to go to work at 5 am so would rather not have to trudge through the ice and snow, fair enough I concede his need was greater than mine!

Reindeer Lights at Liverpool One



On Saturday we all took a trip to Liverpool One, it looked very festive with all its Christmas lights, it was teaming with people all making good use of their Christmas money in the sales.

Festive lights at Albert Dock
 We went, not to indulge in sales shopping, but to watch the last installment of the Hobbit (its a family tradition which started with the Lord of the Rings trilogy all those years ago). It was WONDERFUL (totally deserving of caps lock) even though I ended up in tears at the end. Sob! We also saw the trailer for the new Star War movie (out next year) it looks amazing (reserving the caps lock on that until I have seen it, don't want to be disappointed)!!!

Hobbitses!
Yesterday, we went across the water (well under it really, on the train), to visit the Lady Lever Art Gallery in Port Sunlight. Port Sunlight, my, what a place! I've never been before, but will certainly be going back in warmer weather to have a better look around, it was spectacular.

Lady Lever Art Gallery
The museum was packed with gorgeous stuff (can I move in pleeeease) lots of pre-raphaelite paintings (swoon) and we were lucky enough to see some of the costumes from Downton Abbey which were being loaned for a special exhibition. I'll do a full post on the museum and the dresses soon, as there was just too much good stuff to shoehorn in here, but if you ever get the chance its certainly worth a visit, and its free!

Oh I think I heard the clatter of pots and pans from the kitchen so I had best be off as there bound to be more food on the go, its a hard life!

So all I have to do now is wish you lovely lot, good health and good cheer and the happiest of New Years!! Thank you for stopping by and keeping me company over here, it means the world to me!!

Here's to a Cracking 2015!
Wendy x

Friday, 31 October 2014

Women In Wartime - ARC Clubmobile


Women In Wartime - American Red Cross ClubmobileA few months ago I had to write a post for my works' blog to promote a special model we had created of a AEC 10T10 bus, decorated in a grey wartime livery for the American Red Cross, for use as a Clubmobile.

To make the post a little more interesting than just a list of facts, I decided to embellish the history with a few images of a Clubmobile in action, and this was how I stumbled across the subjects of today's post. I'd found a wealth of images in the Life Archive, about one Clubmobile unit called 'North Dakota'. I knew instantly that though the bus enthusiasts would probably not appreciate a post about these ladies (and gent) that perhaps you all would, and so I have spent the last few weeks trying to find out more about the North Dakota Clubmobile & her staff.


But first a bit of History... In 1942 the US Armed Forces asked the ARC (American Red Cross) to create a recreational retreat for its servicemen, who were stationed at various bases across Europe. In England ARC Service Clubs were set up in towns near to where American Forces were stationed and soon after Areo Clubs were created on air bases. Usually these services were offered for free to its servicemen, but due to the discrepancies in pay between the American Forces and their British counterparts (the British servicemen had to pay for the food at their service clubs), the US secretary of war asked the ARC to charge for its services, though prices for food were kept to a minimum.
Women In Wartime - American Red Cross Clubmobile
(Image Source)






The Clubmobile was conceived by ARC Commissioner to Britain Harvey D. Gibson. His plan was to put a service club "on wheels" which would be able to reach the serviceman directly at their camp or airfield, also by having a mobile club the ARC was able to get around the Forces request that a charge had to be made for their food and so were able to dispense their home comforts for free. In Britain Clubmobiles were created from buses loaned to the ARC by London's Green Line Bus company, they were ideal for the job as they were quickly and easily modified in to mobile kitchen units, with the addition of offside dispensing hatches and the rear could be converted in to a  a lounge with built-in benches which turned into bunks if needed. Every vehicle was given a name (mostly they were named after U.S. State's) contained a built-in doughnut machine and a primus stove for heating water for the all important American coffee. On board there was a Victrola record player with loud speakers for blasting out the latest tunes from back home, paperback books, magazines, cigarettes, candy, gum, and most importantly they brought the GI's, a little taste of home.

Women In Wartime - American Red Cross Clubmobile
Each unit was crewed by three 'Glamorous' young American women (though the North Dakota has four) and was driven to each location by a British driver. They were stationed in a town near American Forces installations and followed a routine of going to different bases each day where they would talk to servicemen while they served coffee and doughnuts and played their music loud, and chatted to the men, giving them a much needed morale boost.

Women In Wartime - American Red Cross Clubmobile
The Glamorous American crew of the 'North Dakota' Clubmobile


These young women were recruited by the ARC from all over the United States, they were required to be between 20 and 35, to have at least some college education and previous work experience. In addition they had to be "physically hardy" sociable and attractive. On arriving in England they would be taken to London to be given the training in the skills they would need out in the field, essentially how to turn out dozens and dozens of doughnuts a day, an article from The Milwaukee Journal dated Sep 21, 1943 gives us a fuller picture of this training and the effect these 'Glamour girls were having on their British cousins.
In the Basement of one of London's Ancestral homes, in the heart of Mayfair, a doughnut school has been set up. Here pretty girls newly arrived from the states learn how to turn out doughnuts for the troops at the rate of 840 an hour. They wear white overalls and are easily the loveliest Army that has ever visited England. There are nearly 500 American girls in the country working for the ARC which runs the doughnut school. They are helped by more than 6,000 British volunteers. No task is to great or small for these girls to tackle. Some teach American troops London Ballroom dancing and other hold daily shorthand classes for US sailors. 
....There are no beauty bans in this service, and all the girls look glamorous with their silk stockings, varnished nails and elegant footwear. The British ATS, WAAFS and WRENS, look drab in comparison, with their Khaki, Air Force blue uniforms and black Lisle stockings, heavy shoes, little make up and no nail varnish. These American girls have caused a great impression on what is left of the British men in England. When the American troops first arrived in this country most of the English girls went crazy. Every American to them was a potential film star. Their unusual drawl and carefree manner captured numerous hearts. Their generosity and love of simple things endeared them to the hearts of the English mothers and Fathers. 
For a time Englishmen took second place, now things are different. American girls with their alluring accents, trim well cut uniforms, lovable natures and untiring zest for work and play have caused the English 'Tommy' a terrific heart throb. One English Officer said of them "they are so natural, so down to earth, you feel you are talking to a man until a whiff of that glorious perfume they all seem to wear reminds you that these are not ordinary women. These are brave women who have crossed dangerous waters to be of help to us here....When asked what this allusive perfume was, the girls said: " Its toilet water you get back in the states, you can't wear a heavy perfume in uniform, and this toilet water seems to fill the gap. These American girls have really made their British sisters sit up and take notice. Even the hairstyle have altered, and once again the age old argument is raging in the feminine forces, as to why they can't have their nails red, wear silk stockings and reasonable shoes. (Source)
It seems it was not just the American GI's who these ladies made a morale boosting impact on, they were making the war weary British Tommy's hearts beat a bit faster too. Though no doubt they made the 'drab looking' British service women, who for years had been restricted from any form of beautification whilst in uniform, just a tad jealous!

OK, history done I think its time for me to introduce you to the North Dakota's crew.


Left to right : American girls Tatty, Mike, Dooley & Ginny discuss the day ahead with their English bus driver Fred




So we've met the team, lets now look at what a typical day aboard a Clubmobile entails. Life did an article on this Unit in February 1943 and after much searching I have managed to track down an actual copy of the magazine which has helped immensely to piece everything together.

Life Visits Red Cross Girls in England
Their job on the fighting front is romantic, but their days start at dawn and the work is never done

Somewhere in England, four American Red Cross girls staff a Clubmobile bus, one of 51 such mobile canteens operating in the British Isles.
Ginny is mixing the dough for the first batch

The girls are up and at 'em bright and early well before dawn, to make the first batch of the vast quantities of doughnuts that the will need for the day. The Girls take turns in getting up at 4.30 am to make the doughnuts and are all out on their rounds by 8.30 am.

Tatty emerges from the Clubmobile, with a rack full of the freshly made 'sinkers'
Once they are ready they head off to their first port of call for the day. Today's first stop is an American Airbase 'somewhere in England'. As they approach the base the girls put on a record and blast the music from the loudspeakers mounted front and back of their bus.



At each stop the girls are greeted with howls of delight, and the boys throng to the bus from runways, hangars and trucks, forming long queues all eager to get their coffee and doughnuts and a glimpse of an 'All American Gal'.




A happy Sergeant grins and greets the girls "seen ya' comin' a mile away"
Whilst Ginny and Dooley handout the food Mike and Tatty chat to the GI's. After many weeks of regular visits the girls know most of them by name. Their slogan is "doughnuts will win the war".

“She’s a perfect 42, fellas,” this mechanic teases Mike as the boys measure her waist.
Tatty is deep in conversation with some friendly GI's
Dooley and Mike lark about with a jolly kitchen assistant
The Red Cross girls come in for a lot of good-natured kidding from the servicemen, with whom they become quite friendly.


While the girls are occupied entertaining the troops, Fred takes the opportunity to give the bus a quick once over, he manages to impress the girls daily with his ability to manoeuvre the bus out of a tight spot or two!


Once all the coffee and doughnuts have been served its time to refill the urns which crates a train from the mess hall to the Clubmobile, these 8 urns manage to hold 40 gallons of Coffee!


Next stop for the Clubmobile is a field hospital where the girls dispense the last of the doughnuts and coffee and spend time chatting and reading papers from back home to the patients, before heading back to their billet.


Back at their billet, which is a wing of a large 15th century mansion owned by an English Earl and his Countess, its time to change into there dress uniform ready to attend a party!


The evening is filled with jazz music and dancing though girls are cautious not to have too much fun as their enlisted friends are hurt if they date officers too often!


After a night of dancing and fun the girls have a quick chat about the night before bed and before their next day in charge of American morale.

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It was bugging me for a while that I couldn't figure out where in England this team were stationed, 'somewhere in England' is all the article unhelpfully said, but thanks to my day at IMW Duxford a few weeks back I spotted that the aeroplanes pictured at the airbase are B17's and by searching the tail number shown in the below picture, I discovered a bit of helpful information.


I found this snippet of information:
The B-17F salvaged on May 20, 1944 due to battle damage. It was a B-17F built by Douglas-Long Beach and delivered to Denver on June 23, 1943. From there it went to Dow Field and then on to the 96BG/338BS at Snetterton. Apparently, it was given two nicknames: Hell's Chariot and Wacky Woody.
Which suggests to me that the photos were taken at the Snetteron airfield (which has now been turned in to a race track) if this is the case it would mean the team was stationed in Norfolk.

I have also managed to track down a little information about our team and what happened to them after this day back in 1943.

Katherine 'Tatty' Spaatz

Age 22, “homeless” daughter of the Air Forces from Washington D.C.
Katherine Arrived in England along with socialite Katleen Kennedy and 52 other volunteers in July 1943. Daughter of Lieutenant General Carl Spaatz, commander of US strategic Air forces in Europe. She worked with the ARC Clubmobile unit for 2 years, initially working in England and later, after the invasion in France. By July 7th 1945 she was back in the states with her parents in Miami. September 1948 the Milwaukee Journal reports she has married Walter F Bell of Sussex, England

Julia 'Dooley' Townsend
Age 28, from New York City
Not much can be found out about Julia the only reference I can find is that she is still working with Katerine Spaatz by August 1944, they are both now working in France, still serving out doughnuts and warm wishes.

Virginia 'Ginny' Sherwood

Age 24, from Portland Oregon
Ginny was the Captain of the crew and nice to Officer of War information Robert Sherwood. She is also to be found working with Tatty and Dooley in France 1944.

Dorothy 'Mike' Myrick

Age 24, Whiting, Indiana
Before joining the ARC as a teen she was very much in to acting and by accounts rather good, as a reference to an Indiana newspaper for 1936 states:

"Dorothy Myrick will present the Globe Theatre version of Shakespeare's "The Comedy of Errors," at the Congregational church tomorrow evening at eight o'clock. Those who saw the Whiting Juvenile Theatre Guild presentation of "A Midsummer Night's Dream," under the direction of Miss Myrick, know what a treat they will have tomorrow evening"

The only other info I have found is a reference to her marrying a teacher by the name of Steve Randal in 1950, they had three children together (all girls) and she died in 1999.

Fred Clark

27, East end of London England
Fred was invalided out of the Royal Navy and became a bus driver for the ARC, and the only one of the gang not to be an American, though the girls accuse him of acquiring a Brooklyn accent!
If you made it this far I salute you! If you enjoyed this post you can read more about women of the Clubmobile below, or if you fancy looking through some my past Picture Posts click the tab at the top!

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