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Personal Papers of Winifred Gaukroger, 1918 - 1919

 Fonds — Container: GCPP Gaukroger
Reference Code: GBR/0271/GCPP Gaukroger

Scope and Contents

Letters home from Girton 1918-19. The subject matter includes: first impressions of College, the food, her room in Top Chapel, the 'Little-go' examination', Girton traditions such as 'Jug' and 'Propping', people such as Miss Jex-Blake, Miss Cave-Brown-Cave, Miss Allen and Eileen Power (including a post-lecture row between her and Mr Currie MP), societies and sport (Fire Brigade, History Club, Hockey etc), dances and concerts, lectures and study. In addition there is a long letter describing the Armistice celebrations, November 1918.
There are 15 letters which have been given consecutive pagination [probably by WG].


  • 1918 - 1919

Biographical / Historical

Winifred Gaukroger (nee Trenholme) was educated at Thorseby Hall School, Leeds and came up to Girton to read History as a Russell Gurney Scholar 1918-21. She took a Leeds University Teaching Diploma in 1922 and taught History at Halifax High School until her marriage to [John] Leslie Gaukroger in 1926. After her marriage she devoted her time to raising four children: two daughters and two sons.


1 file(s) : Paper

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Given by Winifred Gaukroger in August 1997, not long after her interview by Amy Erickson for the University and Life Experience Project.


Gaukroger, Winifred, 1900-2003, nee Trenholme

Finding aid date

2004-08-23 09:48:51+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Girton College Archive Repository

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