20 May 2016

15th-16th Nov 1946: former air-raid shelter friends

15 Fri. Rather cold, dull, rain later. Did the usual shopping: got steak at butchers. Fish at Morden. Washed & polished dining room floor. Met Mrs. Stansfield who said her husband had retired: we got to know them at the air-raid shelter. Paid a short visit to see how Mrs. Conley is getting on. She had haemorrhage of the brain. She must take things very easy,

16 Sat. Rather cold, very dull, misty. Bought fish in morning. Also in afternoon bought glass paper and Bismarck brown* locally. Did a bit of house & window cleaning. Aunt Liza called. Told Gwennie I would accept her mother’s invitation to go to tea with them tomorrow. Fitted the re-wound R & A output transformer and found it works. Shall put it into the cabinet to test it for quality of reproduction: it seems promising.

*used for staining live cells, says Wikipedia. Perhaps this was for model aircraft's thin tissues? Perhaps there will be a later reference. 

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