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April 1947
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1st Tuesday
RAIN, GOT TO WORK 9.30. HELPING THE REME INTHE WORKSHOP. GOT A CABLE FOR THE BIKE. WORKING ON IT AT NIGHT. STILL GOT A FEW JOBS ON IT TO DO. SIS WENT HOME BACK ON 8.30.

2nd Wednesday
SNOW & RAIN. MOVED OUT OF THE HUT. GOT CARBURETTER DONE. NOT GOING YET. GOT PAID 38/- WENT TO THE PIVIE WITH KEN & VERA. CLEANED THE DYNAMO OUT WHEN I GOT HOME AT 10.30.

3rd Thursday
COLD. WENT. GOT TO PEARSONS 9.30. FIXED THE STARTER QUADRENT UP WITH THE WELDER. GOT OUR NAFFI RATION. FINS WORK AT DINNER TIME.

4th Friday
RAINING. WORKING ON THE M/C ALL DAY. DID A BIT ON THE CAB AT NIGHT. IT'S NOT COMING YET. TRIED TO START THE M/C BUT NO LUCK.

5th Saturday
WINDY. RAINING. WORKING CAB. GOT OT GOING ABOUT 11.00. KEN CAME DOWN IN THE AFTERNOON TO HELP TO START THE M/C BUT NO LUCK. STRIPPED THE ENGINE AGAIN AT NIGHT.

6th Sunday
FINE ALL DAY. RAIN & VERY WINDY AT NIGHT. WENT OUT TO GATEACRE WITH SIS & PHYLLIS. BROUGHT PHYLL HOME ...& SIS AT 10.30... THUNDER...

7th Monday
FINE BUT VERY WINDY. WENT OUT TO GATEACRE ON THE 12. o D BUS TO SEE LAWRENCESON'S M/C. NO GOOD. WORKED ON THE BIKE. JACK CAME DOWN AT NIGHT. WENT UP TO THE MILK BAR WITH JACK & VERA FOR ICE CREAM.

8th Tuesday
RAIN & SNOWING. WINDY. GOT TO PEARSONS AT 9.30. GOT STARTER QUADRENT WELDED. ALSO MAG ARMATURE WORKING ON THE BIKE. GOT IT GOING AT LAST. SIS & VERA GONE TO CASINO THEN FOR CHIPS.

9th Wednesday
FINE ALL DAY. COLD IN MORNING. WORKING INSIDE PEARSONS ON THE CARRIERS. FINS 5.00. TRIED TO GET AIR SLIDE FOR THE CARBURETTER. NO LUCK. MET SIS OFF THE 8.30 BUS. SHE LOST HER PURSE.

10th Thursday
FINE. GOT TO PEARSONS ABOUT 9.30. WORKING INSIDE TAKING DUSHES OFF. MOVED SOME CARRIERS FROM THE COAL YARD. NO PAY TO-DAY. CHANGED LIBRARY BOOK. SAW (THE JUNGLE CAPTIVE & THE MUMMY'S GHOST)

11th Friday
FINE. HOT. MOVED A FEW CARRIERS OUT OF THE COAL YARD. GOT PAID 36/- WORKING ON THE M/C CARBURETTER. PUT FORD 8 CARB ON IT. GOT NAFFI RATION AT 6.00. STAYED IN AT NIGHT.

12th Saturday
FINE. GOT TO PEARSONS AT 9.30. PAINTED A CARRIER. FINS AT 11.30. WORKED ON THE M/C IN THE AFTERNOON. LIVERPOOL LOST THE CUP FINAL 1.0. JACK & AUNTIE HERE AT NIGHT. SIS OFF THE NUT.

13th Sunday
THAWING FAST. SLUSH EVERYWHERE. RAIN LATER. SIS GONE TO TOWN 3.00. NO PAY TO-DAY FINS 4.30. WENT TO THE KENNY WITH SIS SAW (THE CORN IS GREEN) PLAYING CARDS AT WORK. MAM NOT WELL.

14th Monday
FAIR. SHEETING CARRIERS UP WITH KEN. NOT MUCH TO DO. GOT SOME SCROP OF HARLY DAVIDSON'S M/C. WORKING ON THE M/C STRIPPING IT DOWN TO BE REBORDED & REBUILT. MET SIS OFF 10.30.

15th Tuesday
FAIR. GOT TO PEARSONS 9.30. A BIG WIG THERE. NOT MUCH TO DO TO-DAY. WENT TO BOOTS WITH KEN IN THE AFTERNOON. HAD A BATH. WORKING ON THE BIKE AT NIGHT. BRUCE WOODCOCK LOST FIGHT.

16th Wednesday
FINE/ GOT TO PEARSONS 9.00. MOVED SOME CARRIERS OUT OF THE YARD. GOT A REME FROM AINTREE "TAFFY". FIXED BACK WHEEL OF M/C. PUT CLUTCH BACK.NO LIGHTS ON AT HOME. LOST OUR TOOLS IN A WIRELESS BODY.

17th Thursday
FINE. COLD. NOT MUCH TO DO. GOT TO PEARSONS AT 9.00. PUT ENGINE BACK IN M/C. AT NIGHT WENT FOR CHIPS. HAD A ROW IN THE MILK BAR. PLAYING CARDS WITH SIS AND THE FAMILY. LIGHTS STILL OFF.

18th Friday
FAIR. COLD. GOT TO PEARSONS ABOUT 9.00. NOTHING TO DO. WENT TO THE EYE HOSPITAL. GOT BAD LEFT EYE. GOT PISTONS BACK FROM GETTING SIMPLEX RINGS ON. GOT SOME OF M/C PUT BACK.

19th Saturday
FAIR. STAYED AT HOME WITH BAD EYE. FINS PUTTING M/C BACK. RUNING BUT SMOKY & NOT RIGHT. HAD A HAIR-CUT. SIS CAME BACK ON THE 8.30 BUS. WENT FOR CHIPS 10.00.

20th Sunday
FAIR COLD. GOT UP ABOUT 12.00. GOT WASHED & WENT TO THE CASINO WITH SIS SAW (THE MAN FROM FRISCO ALSO 'TROCADEL.. PLAYED CARDS BED...

21st Monday
COLD. VERY WINDY.GOT TO WORK 9.00. NOTHING O DO YET. WENT TO THE BATH FOR A SWIM WITH KEN. FINS 5.00. HAD THE M/C GOING. WENT UP THE ROAD ON IT. GOT 5/- OFF BILL FOR THE PLUGS.

22nd Tuesday
FAIR. RAIN LATER. GOT TO WORK 9.00. GOT FLAT TYRE. GOT POSTED IN AFTERNOON BACK TO WREXHAM. CAUGHT THE 8.55 WOODSIDE . SIS & VERA CAME TO THE STATION WITH ME. GOT TO WREXHAM 10.30.

23rd Wednesday
RAINING AS USUAL IN THIS DUMP. GOING OUT TO TIPTON NR WOLVERHAMPTON TO-DAY AT 12.30. IT SEEMS LIKE COMING BACK INTO THE ARMY COMING BACK. GOT TO TIPON 5.00. WENT INTO WEDNESBURY AT NIGHT. DEAD HOLE. MEMO REMEBER TO GET TOWELS & SMALL KIT SOAP. DENMINS AND WATCH SAW (ALMOST MARRIED).

24th Thursday
FAIR. TOOK THE CAPTAIN TO TIPTON FOR THE PAY MONEY. HAD THE 3 TON BEDFORD IN THE NOON ON TYRES AND TO TAKE AND FETCH THE FOOTBALLERS. WENT TO THE BUG HOUSE. SAW APPOINTMENT WITH CRIME. NOT BAD.

25th Friday
FAIR. TOOK THE OLD MAN TO HEREFORD. WOT A DUMP. GLAD TO GET AWAY. GOT A FAN BELT BUT NOT CHARGING YET. GOT A LETTER SENT ONE TO SIS. STAYED IN AT NIGHT. COLD.

26th Saturday
FAIR. WENT TO WALSALL WITH WASHING THEN TO DUDLEY. LOFTY POSTED TO 57 VRD. TOOK THE OLD MAN TO BIRMINGHAM. GOT BACK 2.00. WENT TO TIPTON BATHS FOR A BATH. WENT TO PICS WITH GEORDIE. SAW THE CAYAON PASSAGE.

27th Sunday
COLD. WINDY. ON DUTY. WROTE A LETTER HOME. WORKING ON THE TILLY AFTER FREDDY CAME BACK FROM CASTLE BROMWICH. RAINING AT NIGHT. WORK TOMORROW TO GET ...

28th Monday
COLD. WINDY. WENT TO BIRMINGHAM TO FETCH THE OLD MAN BACK. WORKING ON THE TILLY AT NIGHT. STAYED IN ALL NIGHT WRITING LETTER. COLD AT NIGHT.

29th Tuesday
FAIR. WINDY. WENT TO BIRINGHAM & DUDLEY. TOOK JOCK MSGEE TO SNOW HILL. TOOK THE MAIL AT NIGHT. ON DUTY AT NIGHT. RAINING ABOUT 5.00. TRIED TO FIND JIMMY WILSON'S ADDRESS IN DUDLEY.

30th Wednesday
COLD. RAIN IN NOON. WENT TO TIPTON FOR CARMJES WITH JOCK. WENT TO DUDLEY AND TIPTON AGAIN AT NIGHT. WORKING ON TILLY AT NIGHT. GETTING READY FOR CHILWELL TOMORROW WITH RSM.


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