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16 July 2016

21st Feb 1947: nearly 200 queue for paraffin... in snow

21 Fri. Severe frost all day; dismal. Snowing all day – a blizzard morning and night. The wind sweeps bare in places and drifts up in others. Queued up for paraffin at Smaldons in morning – about 70 in front of me and 120 behind. Cousin Doris got some. Also to butchers and sweet shop, oh, and fish shop. It was so slippery in Bushey Rd that although I exercised extreme care I could not keep on my feet: every step I took resulted in a slip, until finally I sat down! Alan Spooner called in morning with some fine records which I played.

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