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Erroll Pilkington Gillespie Letters

Letters from from Erroll Pilkington Gillespie to his family. Learn more.

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BC Archives MS-2685

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Last Sunday Florence & I went up to Hampton Court, one of Henry VIII's old stomping grounds I believe. The grounds round the place are still beautifully kept in spite of the shortage of labour, the flower beds bordering the walks were just a mass of colour. Florence took me to see an old grape vine that was planted there over 150 years ago. It is a tremendous size & was simply laden with bunches of fruit. Round the base of the vine I think it measured over 4 feet in circumference. We had lunch at a very fashionable place beside the river & we spent a very peaceful afternoon watching people boating & punting on the river! If we had had more time we would have taken a punt ourselves, but I had to leave early to make it worthwhile

BC Archives, MS-2685 Box 17 File 3 / OLIVER, William Edgar, 1867 – 1920. Victoria; lawyer. / Erroll P. Gillespie, correspondence outward, 1917 – 1919.

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