24 December 2011

Tues 23rd Dec 1941: tea for a sailor

Rather cold; as much sunshine as might be expected at this time of year. Did some shopping locally and thence to Wimbledon but came back empty handed. Saw a Wainwright 4.4.0 loco on a siding: unusual. Mr. Veal called unexpectedly and found the house - No.68 empty. He was not expected and Mrs. Veal and her mother must have gone away for a day. He is a sailor on leave and did not know he was coming till midday. Gave him a cup of tea: he must have been disappointed.

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