Posts tagged: Gerald Tyrwhitt

T is for Gerald Tyrwhitt-Wilson

Gerald Tyrwhitt

Gerald Tyrwhitt-Wilson was an accomplished composer, artist and writer, but for the purposes of my ABC Wednesday post, he was also an inveterate practical joker and eccentric.

Born in 1883 to a privileged background (he was to become the 14th Baron Berners), he displayed his peculiar take on life at an early age.

Having heard that you could teach a dog to swim by throwing it into water, Tyrwhitt decided to throw his mother’s dog out of a window to teach it to fly. Read more ›››