1817 – book: Joice NanKivell Loch – A Fringe of Blue

IMG_4268In the small ‘library’of our summer holiday resort ‘Skitis Hotel-Bungalows’ I found this book of the wife of Sidney Loch, Joice NanKivell Loch, who lived in the tower until her death in 1981. The book is called  “A fringe of blue – an autobiography. I did not have the time to read it, but I found this recent review on the internet:

‘Vivid and streightforward narrative of the WWII time-spice Eastern and SE Europe focusing on the Greek peninsula of Athos. How modern this book has become nowdays where once more refugees arrive in Greece in hundreds of thousands, and humanitarian organisations and volunteers need an inspiration to perform good-willingly and efficiently’.

The book also contains a couple of black and white pictures of mss Loch herself, the interior of her home in the Ouranopolis (then called Prosforion) tower and one of the beach near the tower:IMG_4267.JPGIMG_4265IMG_4266IMG_4264Mss Loch played an important role in Ouranopolis after the first WW, together with her husband, when the etnic cleansing took place and she helped with the re-settlement of the Greeks from Asia Minor. She provided work for the newcomers by starting a textile industry in Ouranopolis.017 Joyce Nankivell LochOur friend Jan Paul ten Bruggencate met her in 1969 and took this picture.004 view from lochs tower.jpg1967 – view from the tower – Jan Paul ten Bruggencate001 OuranopoliOuranopolis 1967 – Jan Paul ten Bruggencate002 Loch towerThe tower 1967 – Jan Paul ten BruggencateGraf Loch 2graf Loch 1The couple is buried in the graveyard in Ouranopolis.

Wim Voogd, 18/5

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5 Responses to 1817 – book: Joice NanKivell Loch – A Fringe of Blue

  1. It looks like a book I would like to buy…but so rare, the listing I see is for $60+. Thank you for sharing as much as you did!

  2. Sean Surlow says:

    I have many books on Mt. Athos, but never knew of this one…no doubt hard to find and pricey… They probably didn’t publish many of them…
    Thanks for the nice photo essay as usual…
    + + +
    Sean Surlow

  3. athosweblog says:

    I think this is not a book about Mount Athos, but it shurely related to the subject!

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