5 October 2016

A short break...

We are taking a short break, but please do stand by. Fred's diary will resume in a couple of weeks or so. Thanks!

1 October 2016

25th-26th July 1947: glorious, happy days

25 Fri. Warm, fine, sunny day. The sun was hazy, if the sky had been clear it would have been a scorcher. Got all the usual week-end provisions locally. Bought tomato fertilizer at Boots. Bought aeroplane rubber at Norman’s: he showed me a beautiful miniature diesel motor for powering light model aircraft it weighs only four and a half ozs, revs at 7.000 per minute and costs £5.0.0 Cleaned all the windows on the inside. To dear Mother’s grave: the geraniums are lovely.

26 Sat. Warm, glorious sunny day. Bought cats fish locally. Thence to Wimbledon: bought haricot beans and dried green peas. Also a green shirt with attached collar. Dorothy Longhurst came to tea and supper. We played dominoes and showed her some card tricks. She obviously enjoyed her visit and I am sure I did. Went to the Chase bus stop with her and saw her aboard. A happy day.