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17 May 2015

17th May 1945: roses gorgeous; Mr Hopkins buried

17 Thur. rather warm, lovely sunny day, enlivened with a gentle breeze. To Cheam to buy fish. To butcher’s locally. The roses everywhere are gorgeous: in places there are great banks of them all full out. The new Russell lupins are very popular with their unusual colourings. I saw some with blooms of indigo and white: I have one in the garden with pink and yellow flowers. In afternoon to the little Churchyard behind St Phillip’s Church Worcester Prk. to be present at the interment of Mr. Hopkins an old friend of Cottenham Park who died while sitting in a deck chair in his garden at Stoneleigh: he was 70 years of age. Mrs. Hopkins, Edie, Maggie and her husband were there, an ATS girl I did not know and Martha Read. I shall always remember Mr. Hopkins for his illuminating addresses at the Bible Class years ago.

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