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4 April 2017

4th April 1948: Katie the lodger arrives

4 Sun. Cold; heavy rain till afternoon: very heavy clouds, but the wind dropped by night. Anne and Victor called quite early before going to Sunday School. Mrs Alderton** and her sister Mrs. Schimps came in afternoon with some luggage. Mrs Schimps (Katie) will occupy the front bedroom as a lodger: she cannot get fixed up comfortably elsewhere. She seemed very pleased; she will be away all day. Developed the plate I took of the grave yesterday, it is splendid in every way – fully exposed, needle sharp detail and gradation perfect.

**Note: Mrs Alderton lived a few miles away, at 94 Largewood Avenue, Tolworth. I believe she was from Austria originally.

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