Roy Lancaster and a rare alien; New Forest Lectures; Katherine’s life plans; more stamps; boys, girls and badminton; frustration in the garden; toys down the trousers, and Mother falls, changing Gran’s life.
Barry is in Chandler’s Ford on August 24th 1966 and that evening he and Gran, “…dashed to Winchester to see Yellow Henbane Hyoscyamus luteus, a rare plant from Czecho-Slovakia, which had appeared on a bank near the new Police Headquarters”. The next day, Gran, very much enjoying Barry’s company, enthuses:
Barry and I went, on bicycles, to Farley Mount this morning, stopping first at Otterbourne Hill for him to see the Hairy Bird’s-foot-trefoil which I found last month and which was new to him.
The post today brought me a first-day cover from Gilbert Whitley in Japan, with stamps issued for the Science Congress at which he is reading a paper. A most interesting cover to have, and of special significance when one has a friend intimately connected with the Congress.