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Extracts from Edward Septimus Williams' diary

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Date: 1942 to 1953
Location: [unknown]
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This personal diary includes references to people connected to Edward through family links, and to people connected in some way to the Sandemanian Church. For more details about the Sandemanians please refer to Trevor Martin Pickup's profile.

The diary is in the possession of Edward's daughter Mollie Frances (Williams) Pickup.

1942
March 22nd Captain Gerard Lionel Sandeman visited the Sandemanian Church in Highbury, London.
April 11th Went to see our children in a concert with Selina (Whitelaw) Vincent, Kathleen Vincent and Sylvia Vincent.
April 25th To tea with Mr and Mrs Alec Blaikley and Rachel Blaikley.
April 26th Percy and Nellie Williams, and their daughters Jessie and Pat to tea.
April 30th Went to the funeral of Charles F. Sandeman who died 4 days ago. His widow Lilian and children Donald, Nora and David were able to be there.
May 17th Kate Barnard Blaikley was recalled from retirement to take up her War Graves Commission work.
May 24th Dr. Peter Stuart Connan became a member (of the Sandemanian Church in Highbury, London).
September 20th David Sandeman (son of Charles Sandeman) became a member (of the Sandemanian Church in Highbury, London).

1943
February 15th Lewis Gordon Sandeman hosted a dinner party at the Waldorf Hotel in Edinburgh for Edward Septimus Williams (an Elder from the Sandemanian Church in Highbury, London) and his wife Madge Frances (Porter) Williams.
June 26th Dorothy Elizabeth Sandeman Barnard and her daughters Sheelagh C. Barnard and Patricia A. Barnard from Amersham, Buckinghamshire visited Edward Septimus Williams and his wife Frances Madge (Porter) Williams, and Dorothy's husband Alfred Monro Barnard was mentioned as being on operational flights.
September 5th Dorothy Elizabeth (Sandeman) Barnard was ordained as an Elder (in the Sandemanian Church in Highbury, London). Those present included her father Lewis Gordon Sandeman and her step-mother Frances (Barnard) Sandeman, Gilbert Sandeman, and Mr. & Mrs. Francis Auguste Fairweather.
December 26th Sylvia, Ian and Donald Vincent to tea, three lively youngsters.

1944
January 2nd Tea with Mrs Bryan Barnard, Miss Carrie and Mr. Harry Blaikley, (siblings) all dear old people.
October 14th Jessie Nicoll (Vincent) Williams a member of the Sandemanian Church in Highbury, London since 1878 died aged 81.
December 25th Jack Hamling, Arthur Sandeman and Kathy and Aunt Mary Vincent (Kathy's mother) visited.

1945
April 1st Alexander John Blaikley died.

1946
October 27th Auntie Lena made a Deaconess (in the Sandemanian Church in Highbury, London).
October 31st Death of Mrs Bryan Barnard.

1947
July 25th Dennis Quentin Sandeman was ordained an Elder (in the Sandemanian Church in Edinburgh, Scotland).

1948
Easter To Edinburgh, met by Joan Ferguson and Pat Sandeman, visited Miss Ella Reid, Miss Charlotte Dickson 88 years. Met Augustine Fairweather. Visited Pat and Mary Sandeman, Mrs. Curry, met Emma Gorrie.
June Francis Edward Porter and Ethel Grace (Fulcher) Porter stayed after their holiday in Newcastle.

1950
June 4th Lois Trinder and Donald Sandeman (son of Charles Sandeman) became members (of the Sandemanian Church in Highbury, London).

1951
November 9th Percy Williams died.

1953
January 18th Peter Stuart Connan and David Sandeman (son of Charles Sandeman) were ordained as Deacons (in the Sandemanian Church in Highbury, London).
May 15th Peter Stuart Connan was ordained as an Elder (in the Sandemanian Church in Highbury, London). Those present included A. C. Sandeman, W. Ferguson, Francis Fairweather and George Punton.





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