Letter From Miss Jones

Spring Term 1915

Spray Cottage, St. James’, Cape Colony, January 21st, 1915.


This is a Godolphin Tea Party, and we all send you our love and best wishes for the New Year, to yourself and the old School. We shall sign our names first – and show who we are – and the letter can come afterwards. We are, your loving Ethel Jones, Morley Ralph, Thirza Pearce, Doris Lenton, Dorothy Woodhead, May Robb, Agnes Robb, Pera Robb, Doris Syfret, Dorothy Wright, Audrey Currey, Joyce Guillemard.

Miss Ralph has just come for a few days before going to her new work at St. Cyprian, Cape Town. Thyrza is teaching music at Paarl, a place on the glorious Hex River Valley. Doris Lenton’s time in Cordwalles, Natal, is nearly up, and she is due home next October. Doris Syfret is staying in Simonstown, where they have martial law. Gladys Syfret could not manage to come to-day. Audrey Currey is wearing her red tie and Old Girls’ badge.

Joyce Guillemard arrived from England this morning; isn’t it sporting of her to come ? We all seize upon her for the latest news. Molly and Dot Jenkins could not manage to come. We are so sorry. We all send you our love and best wishes for the term and the year 1915.