|My grandmother, Gertrude (left) and her friend Bea (right) at Mrs. Wilkins.|
Was this photo taken in Haverhill, Massachusetts?
On the 15th Mrs and Mr. Wilkins came down (along with Gertrude's brother, Russell, and his wife, Ethel). In the next few diary entries it appears that the Wilkins lived in Haverhill, at least they lived there in the summer.
In researching this bit about Bea moving to Haverhill, I was delighted to find her birth record (born 1 September 1906 in Hamilton, Massachusetts), but saddened to learn that she died in 1925 in Boston, Massachusetts. She died very young, just a few years after this diary was written, and she wasn't even 20 years old.
Gertrude also mentions playing tennis at "the castle". This refers to Winnekenni Castle in Haverhill. It was built in 1875 as a summer estate, and donated to the city of Haverhill as a park in 1895. It is still a park, and the castle is used for weddings, theater, craft fairs and other community events. You can read more about Winnekenni castle at this link: http://www.winnekenni.com/