Roseland Cottage

Roseland Cottage during World War II

In 1938, before Pearl Harbor and America’s entry into World War II, Constance and Sylvia Holt offered sanctuary from the Blitz to a young English girl and her companion. Penny Drinkwater was the daughter of Australian violinist Daisy Kennedy and English poet and playwright John Drinkwater. She and Miss Winifred Gwyn-Jeffreys, secretary to Penny’s father, lived at Roseland Cottage for the duration of the War.