Category Archives: Watson family

The bells of Lucerne (Object 95)

Today is Swiss National Day, so it seems appropriate to feature these 2 cowbells, more items of Auntie’s which hold fond memories for me. The cowbells would be rung to call us in for meals when we were out playing … Continue reading

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The further adventures of Hephzibah, Alf and Mab (object 36)

“Our journey to the West Indies, Nov. 1 ’24” The first entry in this notebook, written in the shaky hand of Hephzibah Watson and dated 1st November 1924, begins: “Exactly 2 years ago, we started for S. Africa in precisely … Continue reading

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Verschoyle, for sure? (Object 35)

This pencil sketch was found within the pages of Hephzibah Watson’s 1922 South Africa journal. There is no mention of it, or of the artist, in the journal, and as Cape Horn is in the Americas there is probably no … Continue reading

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