13 January 2016

29-30 April 1946: twelve guineas for the organ refurbishment

Fred's organ would have been a parlour, pump organ.
 There was a top, circular side tables for candlesticks,
two carpeted pedals, mirrors and decorative wood.
(Photo: Christian Bickel via Wikipedia Commons)

29 Mon. Cool, dismal, rain all day, calm. To Morden, thence to Wimbledon: bought fish. Laurie & Donald called.

30 Tues. Cool becoming mild; fine sunny day. To Farley’s to pay £12-12-0 for work done in polishing and repairing the case of the organ. To Wimbledon to buy haricot beans, dried peas and to Boots. A visit from Gwennie, Laurie, Donald and Malcolm who has come with his mother – Cousin Ivy from Bolton. Malcolm is lovely little boy with enormous blue eyes. A visit from Mr. Costella the landlord of No. 70 he lived there till the first bombing but now lives at Portsmouth.

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