2 March 2016

7th July 1946: holidays. Dad comes to stay.

7 Sun. Very mild, becoming rather warm, some pleasant sunny periods. To Wimbledon Common: quite a treat to see some models in the air again. Met Frank Engall who I had difficulty in recognising: he was flying a model I have seen him with in pre-war days. Ciss went to Tolworth in a hired* car to bring Dad here: he will stay the week as Ciss is having a holiday at home. Alb, Lily, Anthony & Mrs. Jones came to tea, they came by bus. Aunt Liza & Gwennie came to see Dad. Gwennie was very happy & rather excited.

* Fred means a taxi, in today's usage. Term was I think used to indicate a pre-arranged, booked trip, as opposed to a London black cab or 'taxi' you'd hail on the street or at a rank.  

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