Mabel Lucie Attwell

mabel-lucie-attwell.jpgMabel Lucie Attwell (1879-1964) became a household name during the 1930’s and 40’s known for her cute, nostalgic drawings of children, based on her daughter, Peggy. She was born 4 June 1879 at Mile End in London, the ninth child out of ten children born to a butcher. She studied at both the Regent School of Art and Heatherley’s School of Art, but because she disliked formal training and grew bored with copying, she never completed either course. She preferred to illustrate her own fantasies (centre postcard was sent to me from Miss Meshell).

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    • I´m looking for a printable or reproduceable advice for the bathroom by Mabel Lucy Attwell. We all learnt the words by heart. (my grandfather´s house had 8 rooms and one bathroom). This was many years ago, maybe it´s incomplete. I couldn´t find it on the site. I want to put it in my hotel.

      A little hint or two in case
      You linger longer in the water
      Than a person really orter
      Reading p´raps of pash or crime
      Till it´s long past dinner time –
      ´Sides there´s sure to be a queue
      Waiting to come after you.

      • This is the version of the poem I remember from my Grandparents house. It’s the second verse.
        The poem starts Please remember don’t forget and in recent versions the second verse is missed out.

  1. I´m looking for a printable or reproduceable advice for the bathroom by Mabel Lucy Attwell. We all learnt the words by heart. (my grandfather´s house had 8 rooms and one bathroom). This was many years ago, maybe it´s incomplete. I couldn´t find it on the site. I want to put it in my hotel.

    A little hint or two in case
    You linger longer in the water
    Than a person really orter
    Reading p´raps of pash or crime
    Till it´s long past dinner time –
    ´Sides there´s sure to be a queue
    Waiting to come after you.

    • This is the end of the poem. It starts Please remember don’t forget. The new versions miss out the bit you quoted. I’m trying to find that original one. Maybe we could put it together from our memories..

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