The diaries of Ronald Baldwin, British Constable in the Palestine Police Force from 1946 to the termination of the British Mandate in 1948.
Thursday, 7 November 2013
18th & 19th October, 1947 - A Beirut Beach Party with the ladies from the British Council
Saturday, 18th October, 1947
This morning our party went to a beach just outside Beirut, to a beach hut loned (sic) to the British Council
by the Minister here. Three of the
British Council ladies joined and we swam and boated and pick-nicked then we
swam again in the afternoon. It was a
quiet party but very pleasant.
Arrangements were made for some girls from the Legation to join us next
The wife of the
Representative of the British Council invited us back
her house for a drink. A beautiful
and very large house with a well stocked bar.
Joe & I went to an open air cinema this evening to see “Love
Letters” – the mosquitoes bothered us.
Sunday, 19th October, 1947
St George's Hotel, Beirut Source: http://www.worldviewcities.org/beirut/
We had to cancell our trip to the beach today when a heavy thunder
storm burst at this
morning. The Legation girls sent round a
note inviting us to an informal dance at the St George’s Club on Tuesday evening. The storm washed away much of the embankment
on the sea wall in from the Pension. The
labourers are so slow that it will probably take months to repair.