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Time RestoredThe Harrison timekeepers and R.T. Gould, the man who knew (almost) everything$
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Jonathan Betts

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780198568025

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198568025.001.0001

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Leaving Downside, Leaving London 1937–1939

Leaving Downside, Leaving London 1937–1939

(p.309) 20 Leaving Downside, Leaving London 1937–1939
Time Restored

Jonathan Betts

Oxford University Press

This chapter begins with a description of the death of Rupert's mother, Dodo, which marked the end of Gould's ‘halcyon days’ at Downside, and the beginning of the last ten years of his life. On 30 April 1938 Gould left Downside for the last time, and moved in to residential accommodation in The Red House Hotel, in Leatherhead. When Neville Chamberlain made his speech on the wireless, announcing that England was at war with Germany, Rupertreturned south with his children and, by now slipping again into a state of nervous depression, made his way back to the Red House Hotel. What happened to Rupert next is described by Cecil: ‘On the outbreak of war he had got into his car and driven aimlessly from Leatherhead in a westerly direction. He got as far as Shaftesbury by nightfall, settled into an hotel there and drifted into a state of near imbecility within a few weeks’.

Keywords:   Rupert Gould, Dodo, Downside, Cecil

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