25 January 2013

25th Jan 1943: bright lights

25 Mon. Cold, dull, rain commencing in afternoon. Fitted polished aluminium reflector, with improverment, to Ciss's electric bedroom light. To the Church in evening to pay Slate Club contribution.

"I don't like the look of it, Jones
 - our slate club treasurer has joined the Air Force!"
Notes: Ciss's room, and others still, did have gas lights. And a slate club? A way to save money for distribution later, usually at Christmas.  See the cartoon in the original journal, London Opinion of Dec 1943

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