26th June 1914 (Friday)

BORN TODAY: in Stroud, in the West of England – Laurence Edward Alan “Laurie” Lee, Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE), poet, dreamer, romantic, adventurer etc, often asked by young students “where Laurie Lee was buried” [Wikipedia].


Society and Culture: in Poulshot Church of England School, in rural Wiltshire, the Head Teacher is concerned about attendance, noting that “the farmers are busy with their hay, and some of the children are being made use of in the hay field occasionally.”


Transportation: In the City of Kingston-upon-Hull, on England’s East Coast, King George V officially opens the King Geroge Dock, mainly built for the export of coal.




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