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27 March 2010

Wednesday, 27th March 1940

Rather cold, some drizzle and sunny periods. Piercing N. wind, so I kept indoors. Alan Spooner brought his new aero with a new combined tail to show me. In evening Miss Trewin from Payne & Birdseye's ticket office called. Gave her rose and plant catalogues. A very nice girl - natural and genuine, have (sic) a nice disposition. Fitted one more new experimental soundpost to violin; have to give it a good playing test.

barrage balloon prepared by WAAF in London park
"The barrage balloons look very beautiful..."

Following yesterday's blog when we also read Uncle Fred's entry for New Year's Day, 1940, here's his entry for Tuesday, 2nd January 1940: 


Severe frost all day. The snow has been trodden down hard and smooth and frozen into a skating rink and is dangerously slippery. The barrage balloons look very beautiful with the red sunshine on them in a hazy blue sky. To buy brisket in morning. In afternoon bought this book and posted letters, also to chemists. Took Dad's collars to laundry.

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