Edith Elizabeth APPLETON  O.B.E.  R.R.C.

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BBC Radio Kent piece about Edie - February 2014

BBC Radio Kent have just published a lovely 17 minute piece about Edie's family home in Deal: 9 Golden Street, known to the family as Sea Valley House.  You can listen to it here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01s2khv or click on the image below.

The present owner, John Rigge, very kindly showed BBC reporter Ian Harkness round the house and allowed him to film as he went. Ian then came to Blockley and showed us his film which Dick comented on it and Lisa read some excerpts from the diaries.  We feel it was very sensitively put together with some extremely evocative music.

A couple of small niggles about the wording above:

  1. Edie died in 1958, not 1936, and

  2. We feel that describing Edie as "one of the most significant figures in nursing during World War One" was just a tiny bit OTT! Edie would certainly not claim that. Perhaps "Edie went on to play a significant part in nursing during World War One" would more appropriate.

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