17 January 2017

17th Jan 1948:

17 Sat. Cold, dismal, deluge all day. Laurie brought a letter from Gwennie telling me they were going to a pantomime: sent a phunny letter back. Did all the shopping on my bike in the rain. Bought a 21st birthday card for Jean Child also one for her brother John. Saw her lovely presents: she was excited. Bought fish, also a broom-head and a new “Unique” fountain pen at the post office, it was made in Raynes Park. Met Shirley Bridges. Bought new torch batteries and bulb for Ciss’ torch also a tube of liquid glue.

A 'Unique' fountain pen. Fascinating information about the pens and the Raynes Park manufacturer appear on this blog by Deborah Gibson at - and her website is at Our thanks to Deborah for permitting the reproduction of this photograph.

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