Ann Walker’s Entry
Anne Lister’s Entry
Breakfasted & off at 9 – for Chapu [Les Chapieux] – rain came on – heard story of the two English gents who were lost in September 1832 – Chapu a very small place consisting of two or three chalets – ascent from there in some places almost perpendicular – snow on Col de Bonhomme considerably less than when we passed just 8 days before – saw nearly 100 peasants who had been ordered out by King to mend the roads – threw a stone on monument to 3 English ladies who were lost at foot of Col de Bonhomme – dearest had long conversation with two peasants – told them they were in grande toilette, & one very pretty, praised them for not being married – said they lived with their parents & were mantua makers – remarked the superior make of dearest Pelisse & my habit – arrived at Contamine at 7 o’clock – good dinner & beds –
Courtesy of West Yorkshire Archive Service, Calderdale WYC:1525/7/1/5/1/16
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