Thirza Pidgeon’s 1937 World Tour – 7 Dec: Day trip to Pirongia

Tuesday, 7 December 1937

Alf called at 10 – and took Leila, Ciss, Thirz and myself up to see Lizzie [Sarah Elizabeth BUTTERWORTH nee Wild b. 1881] at Pirongia. Rained all day, got there in time for lunch and left about 4. Had a real good day but very wet, got back safely.

Thirza Pidgeon’s 1937 World Tour – 28 Nov: Te Aroha, visiting a sheep station

Sunday, 28 November 1937

All got up after 9. Miss McNeil called in her car and took us out to Mrs Jones, big sheep station. Drove us all over the grounds, 2,000 acres, and 6,000 sheep. Had very nice afternoon tea, Miss M drove us home again about 6. Pat his wife & baby here, stopped to tea, went off about 7.30. Ciss & I just listened in to the wireless until about 9 then off to bed. Barry [1st cousin, Barnaby Richard WILD b. 1901] & Fred [1st cousin once removed, Frederick Barnabus WILD b. 1914] called in.

Jack [1st cousin, John Ernest WILD b. 1884] called but did not see him.

Thirza Pidgeon’s 1937 World Tour – 26 Nov: Family reunion, Te Aroha, New Zealand

Friday, 26 November 1937

Arrived at 7. Not allowed ashore until 8. First off and the first to get away. Caught 9 train to Te Aroha. Alf [Alfred Edward WILD b. 1876] & Ciss [Blanch Rowett WILD? b. 1874] to meet me – sent Bella [Thirza’s sister, Isabella Rose PATTERSON nee WHITE] a night gram, 3/9. Then drove to Ciss’s home. Fred [Frederick William WILD b. 1872] & Leila [Leila Adelaide WILD nee JENNINGS], Nancy [Nancy Leila WILD b. 1910]  came over after tea, all went to bed about 9. Lovely weather here.

[Alf, Ciss and Fred were Thirza’s first cousins, their mother and Thirza’s aunt, Blanche Wild nee White b 1856 in East Looe, Cornwall.]

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