The 20 August 1938 issue contained the news that the Editor, Margery Elwin, ‘has recently been relieved of much of her routine work by the appointment of a new General Editor, Miss N. French. Although she has now retired from the General Editorship we are glad to be able to announce that Miss Elwin will continue to give Water Life the benefit of her knowledge and experience in the capacity of Technical Editor’.
What this meant in practice to the Magazine I do not know but the tone of the editorials continued in the same vein. Was Miss French doing the editing of the articles for the press, dealing with the printers and other routine matters? Was the announcement of a birth of a son to Margery Elwin (Mrs Louis C. Mandeville) on 5 April 1939 connected with the change to dual editorship? And, who was Miss N. French?