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AUGUST 1947
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1st Friday
LOFTY 21 - FINE WORKING IN THE DEPOT MOVING TYRES AND BOSTICK, WENT TO TIPTON STATION WITH TWO BOX'S (GOODS) STAYED IN AT NIGHT TO CLEAN THE TRUCK & HAD A GAME OF CRICKET OK.

2nd Saturday
FAIR, RAIN ON GUARD TO-DAY WENT TO TIPTON WITH TYRES THEN TO LICHFIELD FOR RATIONS GOT BACK 1.30. STAYED IN THE REST OF THE DAY CLEANING THE BEDFORD. GOT TO BED 12.15.

3rd Sunday
FINE WENT TO THE DRILL HALL FOR CADETS HAD A SWIM IN THE NOON. WENT TO SEE J. WILSON (SAW MICKIE THE GREAT & AIR DEVIL) OK.

4th Monday
RAINING CLEARED UP LATER, STAYED IN BED UNTIL 12.00 WENT OUT ABOUT 5.30 WITH JOCK TO THE SPEEDWAY AT CRADLEY HEATH WITH JACK TAYLOR. CAME OUT 9.30 GOT IN CAMP ABOUT 11.30.

5th Tuesday
FAIR WENT TO LICHFIELD FOR RATIONS GOT BACK ABOUT 2.00 AM WENT DOWN TO TIPTON WITH SOME TYRES STAYED IN AT NIGHT CLEANING THE WAGON, FIXED THE T/A DODGE ALSO.

6th Wednesday
FAIR WENT DOWN TO THE STATION IN THE MORNING WITH TYRES, STAYED IN THE AFTERNOON HELPED SOME JERRY'S TO TAKE TYRES OFF RIMS, PLAYED CRICKET AT NIGHT AGAINST IAN-SAD NON? BY 1 O/K.
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WENT TO PONTYRRIDD. S.WALES ON TUESDAY WITH GEORDIE

7th Thursday
FINE HOT WENT TO LICHFIELD FOR THE RATIONS TOOK TYRES IN THE NOON ALSO WENT FOR THE PETROL GOT THE AIR PUMP FIXED, REPAIRED THE T/A DODGE WENT TO SEE (500cc M/C).

8th Friday
FAIR FINS PAINTING THE BEDFORD, TOOK SOME TYRES TO THE STATION ALSO TOOK THE BOYS TO THE BATHS. GOT THE 5.55 OUT OF PRINCES END GOT TO LIVERPOOL 8.10, SIS OUT UNTIL 11.30.

9th Saturday
FINE STAYED IN BED UNTIL 11.30 THEN WENT OVER TO NEW-BRIGHTON WITH SIS LEFT AT 8.00. GOT IN AT 9.30. STAYED IN AT NIGHT. IN BED AGAIN AT 10.30. WENT TO SEE KEN.

10th Sunday
FINE HOT WENT OUT TO SOUTHPORT THEN ON TO HOOLE, PAST BANKS TOOK SOME PHOTOS OF SIS GOT BACK TO LIVERPOOL ABOUT 9.00.

11th Monday
FINE GOT UP AT 9.30. WENT DOWN TO PEARSONS TO SEE KEN BUT ONLY STAYED THERE 1/4 HOUR WENT TO SWIMMIMG POOL AT NEW BRIGHTON WITH SIS GOT BACK AT 7.00 PM. GOT THE 11.45 FROM EDGE HILL. GOT IN CAMP AT 6.00 AM.

12th Tuesday
FINE WENT FOR RATIONS TO LICHFIELD, ON TYRES IN THE AFTER-NOON. STAYED IN AT NIGHT TO CLEAN UP THE TRUCK TOOK THE OLD MAN HOME AT 10.45 GOT BACK ABOUT 11.30.

13th Wednesday
FINE HOT. WENT FOR COKE, ON TYRE WEIGHTING AFTER THAT. GOT THE CANOPY OFF. ON GUARD AT NIGHT. WENT TO THE BATHS WITH THE GANG ALSO PLAYED CRICKET AT NIGHT.

14th Thursday
FINE HOT WENT TO LICHFIELD FOR RATIONS, TOOK TWO LOADS OF TYRES FOR WEIGHING TOOK THE BLOKES TO THE SWIMMING BATHS WENT & SAW JIMMY WILSON, PLAYED CRICKET.

15th Friday
FINE HOT ON THE TYRES ALL DAY. THEN ON MAINTAINENCE WENT TO CRADLEY HEATH SPEEDWAY WITH JIMMY WILSON. MET TAYLOR THERE GOT BACK AT 10.00 O/K.

AUGUST 1947
16th Saturday
FINE WENT TO LICHFIELD FOR RATIONS, GOT SOME FILM, SWIMMIMG IN THE TANK WENT FOR PETROL. WENT TO THE REGENT SAW (SLITFACE & MAN ALIVE) ALSO MICKEY'S TRAILOR OK. 9/-.

17th Sunday
FINE HOT WORKING ON THE LISTER WITH JERRY ALL DAY, WENT IN THE TANK FOR A DIP WENT OUT WITH "CHI.. AT NIGHT AROUND THE ...

18th Monday
FAIR WENT OUT WITH TYRES TO TIPTON, ALSO CARTING TYRES AROUND THE DEPOT, PUT THE RAILS AND CANVAS ON DID THE RA/TA DODGE GOT SOME CHIPS AT NIGHT, GOT A LETTER OFF SIS.

19th Tuesday
FINE WENT TO LICHFIELD FOR RATIONS GOT BACK AT 12.45. WENT ONTO TYRES IN THE AFTERNOON. VERY HOT ON GUARD AT NIGHT HAD A DO AT THE TA/DODGE. PUTT NEEDLE VALVE IN. SICK AT NIGHT.

20th Wednesday
FINE NOT MUCH TO DO IN THE MORNING CARTING TYRES IN THE DEPOT HAD A BATH & WENT FOR A MEDICAL AT NIGHT FOR A PULMEEM. STAYED IN AT NIGHT TO WENT ON DODGE.

21st Thursday
FINE HOT WENT TO LICHFIELD FOR RATIONS GOT A 120 FILM A COL HERE FROM 42 OSD. MOVED SOME TYRES AT SHED 9 IN THE NOON. WENT TO THE BATHS WITH THE BOYS LOST FOOTBALL MATCH 11.NIL.

22nd Friday
FINE STAYED IN THE MORNING TOWED THE DODGE LAST NIGHT AFTER BRINGING THE FOOTBALLERS IN TOOK SOME TYRES FOR ISSUE TIPTON STATION GOT AWAY ON PASS AT 4.45 GOT THE 5.12 GOT IN 7.45.

23rd Saturday
WENT OVER TO WALLASEY WITH SIS TOOK BOB WITH US HAD A HAIRCUT WENT TO SEE KEN GOT A LOAN OF HIS CAMERA JOCK HERE AT NIGHT GOING OUT TO-MORROW.

24th Sunday
HOT WENT TO WATERLOO SANDS WITH MOTHER AND THE GANG KEN & HIS WIFE WERE WITH US TOOK SOME PHOTOS WHILE WE WERE THERE. KEN CAME TO OUR H... AT NIGHT.

25th Monday
FINE WENT OUT TO GATEACRE WITH SIS TOOK SOME MORE SNAP OUT THERE LEFT LIVERPOOL ON THE 11.45 PM FROM EDGE HILL LOST MY PEN AT GATEACRE JOCK TOOK ME TO THE STATION. GOT IN CAMP AT 6.00 AM.

26th Tuesday
FINE WENT TO LICHFIELD FOR RATIONS TILLY BROKE DOWN WITH CHASSIS TROUBLE WASHED THE BEDFORD DOWN AT NIGHT HAD SOME CHIPS FOR SUPPER IN BED AT 10.25 HAD A 406 ON THE BEDFORD & TILLY.

27th Wednesday
FINE WENT TO TIPTON THREE TIMES WITH TYRES PAINTED THE TRUCK. WENT TO THE HIPPERDROME AT NIGHT WITH A CAMP OUTING SAW WINGS NOT BAD.
Memo
CLIFF EMMS
21 MERRIDALE CRESCENT
OFF KIDDERMINSTER RD
WOLVERHAMPTON.

28th Thursday
FINE WENT TO LICHFIELD IN THE MORNING GOT A BAD NECK THIS MORNING WENT OT PLAY CRICKETAT LYE. RENYLDS TOOK US THERE GOT A 127 FILM BORROWED CAMERA OFF CSM ARBUCKLE ON GUARD AT NIGHT.

29th Friday
FAIR WORKING CARTING TYRES ABOUT THE DEPOT WENT TO THE WASHING BOOTS AND TO LICHFIELD WITH A BARRACK WARDEN EMM'S WAS WITH ME BOUGHT THIS PEN IN DUDLEY 6/6 HAD A BATH STAYED IN AT NIGHT.

30th Saturday
FAIR WENT TO LICHFIELD FOR RATIONS GOT BACK AT 11.00. TOOK CANOPY RAIL OFF BEDFORD TO BE WELDED. WENT TO DUDLEY PLAZA AT NIGHT WITH GUNNER CLEMENS SAW (ANGEL & THE BAD MAN) ALSO (THE INVISBELE INFORME..

31st Sunday
FAIR GOT UP AT 9.00 TOOK N/S F WHEEL OFF & CLEANED IN HUB. WENT TO EMM'S HOME IN WOLVERTON BROUGHT SOME PIDGOENS B[ACK] FROM HAYWES. ON GUARD PICKED FINCH & CSM ARB[UCKLE]....


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