Gerda Cremers in London
In November 1931 it was the first time that Gerda was allowed to travel alone, in order to learn English. It would be useful for the just opened (Pentecost 1930) Hotel Cremers if she could speak English properly. This was best in the winter, out of season. She would go to a good Catholic English family as a paying guest. The contact was, of course, made via her uncle Rector Eck, so that was all right. Nevertheless, some ladies in Valkenburg had no confidence in this project: “But Mrs. Cremers, how can you send such a young girl alone to a foreign country?” But Mrs. Cremers saw things quite differently: “I have full confidence in my daughter!” End of discussion.
Gerda attended English courses there and went to the cinema to put what he had learned into practice.
The comments are written by herself, some on the back of the pictures, others visibly in the album.
First time to London. Departure from Ostend, November 1931
At aunt Cato’s in Roermond
Portrait Gerda Cremers 1933, London
1934 & Londonreis 11-15 Juni 1935