27 September 2015

15th - 17th Oct 1945: Italian PoWs farming

15 Mon. Mild, pleasant sunny afternoon. To Morden, thence to Wimbledon to buy fish, returning along rail-path. Gwennie and Laurie called with some percussion caps to let off. A very charming little girl who said she was Sheila called selling picture of children for one penny; the proceeds going to the National Children’s Home and Orphanage. Paid the Slate Club. Aunt Nellie called bringing me a birthday cake and card and a tie.

16 Tues. Cold and foggy night and morning but a mild, pleasant, sunny afternoon even though hazy. Walked beside the Beveleigh* Brook from Coombe Bridge to the bridge on Common extension. Took another briar cutting. Saw Italian prisoners of war lifting potatoes and putting them into clamps.

17 Wed. Cool, cloudy all day; more wind than of late. Got the groceries as usual and then bought fish at Martin Way. Re-fitted the oil-cloth on the little room floor and re-erected the bedstead.

*Spelt Beverley, in the C21st

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