30 May 2015
29 May 2015
29 Tues. Very cool; small amount of weak sun in afternoon. Bought tinned foodstuffs locally. Gwennie and Laurie called in afternoon. Bought paper in Morden. Alan Spooner called in evening to show me an all mains amplifier he has made: a good piece of work in a metal case. He brought two volume controls for me to try as a control on the gramophone. Fitted Harold Marshall’s new high-tension battery to my set with grand power and quality.
28 May 2015
28 Mon. Very cool, very dull, rain afternoon. Did a lot of shopping locally, also to Wimbledon to buy fish. Joan Storey and Alec called in evening and brought some eggs and a high tension battery from Harold. Mr. Lane tuned the piano which is in much better trim than for some time. To pay Slate Club.
27 May 2015
27 Sun. Very cool to very mild; dull, fairer later. Most of the Norris family came in to make a noise on the instruments. Helped Addie Veale to lift two of the heavy corrugated steel arches out of her Anderson shelter: four more to come out. Gentle cycle ride round the new roads of Worcester Prk and Motspur Prk to see the gorgeous display of roses in the front gardens: they are magnificent.
26 May 2015
26 Sat. Very cool, rain till 4 p.m. then a little finer for a short while. Cycled to N. Cheam to buy fish. Also bought vegetables locally. In afternoon to Morden to buy haricot beans and dried peas. Tried vainly to buy a cake. Got accumulators and bought prepared canvas to repair cycle tyre. The Chestnut Rd. Victory children’s tea to-day. Tea was served in the Salvation Army Hall and children’s races held in the road. At night the road was gay with coloured lights and bright lights hung above the road while people danced to a piano and an accordion. I did not go to see, but a platform was erected as if a concert was going to be held.
25 May 2015
25 Fri. Slight morning frost, cool morning, very mild afternoon with some pleasant sunshine. Got the meat, beef, this week, also some buns, sweets, some herrings etc. Thinned out the seedlings. A woman came in this afternoon to do some cleaning to the house. Connie Freeman and Ann Cole came in to amuse themselves on the piano and organ.