15 April 2014

15th April 1944: threepenny seeds & a new fighter plane

15 Sat. Mild, very cloudy; a long heavy shower in afternoon. Letter from Rev. Chas. Staden. To do shopping locally and at Merton in afternoon. A writing pad and two packets of envelopes cost 1/11d. Bought a packet of wallflower seeds 3d. Dug up and divided another large fern and planted it out to finish the fernery near the house. Have now to plant out the ferns on other side of garden. Cousin Maud called and brought some China tea. Mr. Conley called to tell me to go to a demonstration at Joseph Hoods ground to-morrow morning on how to deal with phosphorus bombs now being dropped by the Germans. Midday saw a very fast small fighter plane fly over; it had six cannon - three in each wing. A new type presumably - should shoot Jerry out of the sky. On fire duty tonight.

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