This lovely little book is one of a number of artefacts and documents donated to the Archive by Beatrix Hopkins, (widow of Antony Hopkins OB, Lowers 1938).
It is entitled An Alpine Alphabet and details in alphabetical illustrations and rhyme, a trip organised by T.C.Fry (Headmaster 1889-1911) to Chamonix, Christmas 1903.
The photo, one of several, show the ladies of the party in long skirts – I wonder what the skiers of today would make of their outfits? and two of the fine illustrations show staff and friends enjoying the snow and hospitality. The little book is annotated throughout by Major Hopkins (Master 1889-1946 and Antony’s adoptive Father).
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