Below is the first page of her 1925 diary, where she summarises the voyage, and starts to describe the new life that she is having to live. She is soon to be 46 years of age, and her husband, Herbert, is nearly 66. It must have seemed rather daunting for them to suddenly find themselves in a small mud house in the middle of nowhere…

Wynne liked to keep up with developments, even when in the middle of Africa. At the end of her 1924 diary she stuck in three articles – the first, headed “The Miracle of Wireless”, predicted the advent of television; the second, headlined “Glass-Roofing Great Cities” predicted that cities in the future might be entirely roofed over with glass – the modern malls are perhaps an echo of this dream; and the final article was captioned “Listening in to the Insects – Marvel of Scientific Invention”. This article broke the news that an American research engineer, Dr Phillips thomas, had perfected an “ultra-audible microphone’ and was recording sounds never heard before, including the noises of insects. Little did Wynne dream that her grandson would one day work in television, and benefit from these discoveries!