17 November 2016

4th - 6th Aug 1947: bank holiday on Oxshott Heath

4 August Bank Holiday. Becoming rather warm; dull morning, fine sunny afternoon. Cycled along Arterial Road through Tolworth, Hinchley Wood, Esher, thence through Esher Common – very pretty to Oxshott. Rested a short while on Oxshott Heath which was crowded with holiday makers then returned along Fairoak Lane to Hook. Thence home through Chessington, Old Malden, Worcester Park. A very enjoyable ride which took me less than 3 hours. Uncle Joe & Aunt Liza came to tea. Rode along Robin Hood Way to Richmond Park gates and back in evening. Dad went home to Tolworth by car in evening.

5 Tues. Cool, dull, showers, windy. To grocers in morning; other shopping in afternoon: little to report.

6 Wed. Very mild, dull, cloudy, windy. Got the groceries in morning, also fish for myself and some for the cats. Maurice, Laurie and Donald came: Maurice and Laurie played draughts. Mrs. Collis called in evening. To Dear Mother’s grave in evening: watered it, it was very dry in spite of light showers and the plants were flagging. Sowed mustard and cress.

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