Letters, diaries and photographs from World War II

Monday 8th January 1945

Wrote to Pickford re Mr.Palmer’s impending move. Also wrote to Janie telling her not to worry. The rest of the day was lazy. Read L.A.G. Strong’s ‘The Bay”. 

Note: The Bay tells the story of Luke Mangan, who begins to have an adulterous affair with a woman who soon dies.Crippled by guilt for the part he played in her demise, Mangan decides to atone by marrying humbly, with the help of a Parish priest. Written in his inimitable style, Strong deals with elemental passions in a thoughtful, and sensitive way.


Better The Bay

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johnfinal.jpgJanie Askew

John's wife

johnfinal.jpgAnthony Askew
First son of John and Janie

johnfinal.jpgRussell Barker Janie's Brother
johnfinal.jpgGirlie Askew

John's younger sister

johnfinal.jpgMaurice Askew

John's younger Brother

johnfinal.jpgStephen Barker

Janie's Cousin

johnfinal.jpgEvelyn Barker

Stephen Barker's wife

davidfinal.jpgDavid Barker

Janie's cousin

freda.jpgFreda Cobley

Janie's cousin