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5 May 2014

5th May 1944: troop train & exquisite violin

5 Fri. Very cool; a few bursts of bright sunshine but mostly nasty black clouds; some heavy thunder and hail midday then more rain; very dull later. Did all the shopping as usual; the meat was pork again but it was a nice piece. To Wimbledon along rail path in afternoon. Saw a long troop train of L.N.E.R. coaches drawn by a large 2-8-0 tender engine of American build, I believe. Bought packet of marrow seeds also fish for Dinky. On fire duty to-night. Heard the Elgar Violin Concerto on B. minor over the wireless, the soloist was Henry Holst with his exquisite violin; cousin Maud knows him' he is a Dane.

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