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Peter Rabbit, Rougemont Gardens and A Mural

30 Jan

We’ve been up to Exeter today to meet Daughters 1 and 3 and LiveWire No 4 for a couple of hours of joy. We had a brief walk in Rougemont Gardens and then lunch before a little book shopping and all on our way. All too brief. ย I had been saving a special 50p piece for LiveWire B, one of the Peter Rabbit issue, and here it is in her little hand.

Peter Rabbit

Rougemont Gardens was new to us and deserves more time on our next visit. The gate is gorgeous, there were lots of Spring flowers and the Tower looks as if we need to explore some more.

Beautiful gate to Rougemont Gardens

Tower

On the way to our lunch we came across an interesting mural.

Mural

I have published the next instalment of Suffragette Diary to be found by clicking on the red link. If you haven’t read any of it yet, ย please do. It is the transcript of a real Diary that I found among my Father’s things. It describes the treatment of women in Holloway Jail who were there because they had broken windows ‘for the cause’, that of gaining the Vote for women. I have transcribed it to coincide with the Centenary of some women gaining the Vote in 1918. It is a very moving read and shows the courage of those women to whom we owe so much.

https://suffragettediary.wordpress.com/2018/01/30/thursday-15th-july-1909/

 
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10 responses to “Peter Rabbit, Rougemont Gardens and A Mural

  1. valeriedavies

    February 3, 2018 at 3:24 am

    What a gorgeous thing the Peter Rabbit coin is… Exeter is one of my favourite cathedrals…and I’m always sad to think that a German bomb destroyed the house Charles 11 hid in as Prince of Wales, when he was on the run from Cromwell’s Roundheads.. thank heavens the cathedral escaped – just….

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    • mybeautfulthings

      February 3, 2018 at 7:24 pm

      The weather has worn parts of the Cathedral but some amazing modern stone workers are creating the gargoyles again and they look wonderful. I was given a Miss Tiggywinkle 50p later in the day. I’d love to see the whole set. I keep looking at my change! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. Michelle

    February 1, 2018 at 2:37 am

    That Peter Rabbit 50 pence piece! So cool! And that gate is gorgeous. I want to be there…

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  3. saymber

    January 30, 2018 at 10:28 pm

    That Gate is AWESOME! That’s pretty amazing you are sharing a real diary – bringing history new life.

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    • mybeautfulthings

      January 30, 2018 at 10:45 pm

      I am delighted that you are finding the Diary as fascinating as I do. So amazing to read those real words from over 100 years ago and to begin to understand what those strong and passionate women went through for the cause. Thank you for reading the Suffragette Diary. ๐Ÿ™‚

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      • saymber

        January 31, 2018 at 1:54 pm

        ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you for transcribing and sharing it!

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