Tagged: the bach

Letter received from 97 year old Bachite

I’ve just heard from one of the few surviving residents of The Bach, typed on an old school typewriter on onion skin paper. Ferg has gifted me a beautiful, ragged piece of their letterhead, which depicts the crest and motto, in Greek, which in translation reads, “beacuse of poverty”.

I’m attempting to relax it using a damp cotton tea towel sitting in a roasting dish and misting it gently with water.

The Bach (1930s)

I’m in Dunedin doing some research on the book and had a wee break through today. I discovered that the earliest flat (1930s), The Bach at 208 Leith Street, did in fact have a name plate. Now to find a picture of it …