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February 1947
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1st Saturday
FAIR. WENT WITH KEN. HE GOT A CAMERA. GOT THE STONE FOR THE GRAVE. MET NORMAN WIRLEY. WENT DOWN TOWN WITH SIS & JACK BUT TOO LATE TO GET ANYTHING. STAYED IN AT NIGHT. COLD.

2nd Sunday
SNOW. WENT OUT TO HALEWOOD WITH THE VASE FOR JANE'S GRAVE. GOT THERE 4.30. GOT THE 8... US BACK WITH PHYLL.. STAYED IN AT NIGHT.

3rd Monday
COLD. SLIGHT SNOW. WENT TO THE BANK WITH KEN. WENT OUT IN NOON AND GOT FIRE BLOCKS. PUT £11 IN THE BANK. WENT TO MAY WHITE'S. ON MY OWN AT NIGHT. SIS GONE TO GATEACRE.

4th Tuesday
SNOW STILL VERY COLD. NOT MUCH TO DO. ONE OF THE BOYS BROKE A WINDOW IN THE PLAT'S BROUGH A WATCH. PUT THE WINDOW IN IN THE AFTERNOON. JACK CAME TO SEE SIS. WENT ON THE TRAM 10.00.

5th Wednesday
SNOW. STAYED IN THE HUT IN MORNING. MOVED 4 CARRIERS IN NOON. WENT TO THE CASINO WITH SIS SAW (THE OVERLANDERS & IN FAST COMPANY BROKE TEETH IN CASINO. SNOWING AT NIGHT.

6th Thursday
SNOW. TOOK TEETH TO BE REPAIRED. STAYED IN STAN'S HUT ALL DAY. GOT PAID 36/- WENT CASINO WITH SIS & VERA SAW (SEND FOR PAUL TEMPLE AND THE RUNAROUND SENT FOOTBALL COUPON IN TO-DAY.

7th Friday
SNOW. COLD. NOT MUCH TO DO. GOT TEETH BACK. 11.30. SARA'S WATCH BROKE. PLAYING CARDS AT NIGHT. TAXI NOT RUNNING SO GOOD. STAYED IN AT NIGHT PLAYING ACCORDION AND CARDS.

8th Saturday
COLD FAIR. GOT TO WORK ABOUT 9.30. GOT PHOTOS OFF KEN. FINS 10.30. CLEARED THE BACK CELLER BY 3.30. STAYED IN AT NIGHT. JACK CAME DOWN. ALSO AUNTIE GOT SOME ORAN? TICKETS. CAR SMASH BOTTOM OF ROAD.

9th Sunday
SNOWING COLD. GOT READY TO GO OVER TO WALLASEY BUT DID NOT GO. STAYED IN AT NIGHT BY THE FIRE IN OUR ROOM.

10th Monday
COLD. SNOW. GOT TO WORK 9 O'CLOCK NO ELECTRIC. CAME HOME 11.30. KEN TOOK SOME PHOTOS. GONE HOME SIS CAME BACK ON 8.30 BUS WITH PHYLLIS. STAYED IN AT NIGHT. VERY COLD. CLEANING WATCHES.

11th Tuesday
COLD. FROST. WENT DOWN TO AINTREE. GOT SOME THINGS EXCHANGED. WENT INTO PEARSONS IN NOON. NO POWER ON. WENT TO THE GW GOODS DEPOT WITH KEN IN ONE OF PEARSONS CHEVS SAW (THE CHINAESE BUNGLOW).

12th Wednesday
COLD. CLEAR. THAWING SLOWLY. WENT INTO PEARSONS ABOUT 1.30. NOTHING DOING. WENT OUT TO BLACKBURNS WITH THEM IN THE TAXI 5 CWTS SPUDS 1 OF TURNIPS. FIXED HEAD LIGHT ON TAXI. STAYED IN AT NIGHT. MY BIRTHDAY. 20

13th Thursday
CLEAR COLD. GOT TO WORK 9.30. NO POWER YET. GOT PAID ABOUT 4.20. FIXED A LITTLE HEAD-LAMP UP. WENT UP TO STANLEY'S GARAGE TO DO SOME WORK ON THE TAXI. JACK CAME DOWN TO SEE SIS. STAYED IN AT NIGHT.

14th Friday
FROSTY. ROADS STILL SLIPPY. NO POWER YET. WENT ON TO GATEACRE WITH SIS 3.30. NO LIGHTS NOW. BLACK OUT. JUNE GONE TO ST VALENTINE'S DANCE AT MAY WHITES. CAME HOME WITH SIS 10.30 BUS.

15th Saturday
COLD FAIR. THAWING AT LAST. GOT UP ABOUT 12.00. WENT TO WAVERTREE RP WITH SIS. GOT HER A COSTUME. HAD A HAIR CUT. SAW THE (CAYON VALLEY & LAND OF MAKE BELIEVE) AT THE CASINO WITH SIS.

16th Sunday
COLD. TRIED TO FIX THE LIGHTS ON THE TAXI. WENT OUT TO GATEACRE WITH SIS. GOT HENRY'S WATCH P.. REPAIR MISSED THE... GOT THE TRAM...

17th Monday
COLD. FAIR. STILL FROSTY. WENT INTO PEARSONS UNTIL DINNER TIME. SPEND THE AFTERNOON DOING THE LIGHTS ON THE TAXI. WENT TO THE CASINO WITH SIS SAW (CARNIVAL & THE MAN WHO LOST HIMSELF) OK.

18th Tuesday
FAIR. STILL COLD & FROSTY. WENT TO PEARSONS IN THE MORNING. GOT THE AFTERNOON OFF. HAD A BATH WITH SIS. WENT OUT TO NELLIES WITH THE SQUEEZE-BOX. PLAYED CARDS WITH HENRY. FETCHED HIS WATCH BACK TO GET REPAIRED.

19th Wednesday
FAIR. WENT INTO PEARSONS ABOUT 10.00. FINS 12.0. WENT TO GH LEE'S WITH SIS. SHE GOT HER PHOTO TAKEN. WENT TO GATEACRE WITH HER. CAME BACK ON 8.30 BUS. PLAYED CARDS UNTIL 11. AUNTIE BEEN TONIGHT.
MEMO
VERA STARTED GOING OUT WITH A RAF BOY.

20th Thursday
COLD. TRYING TO SNOW IN MORNING. GOT PAID ABOUT 3.00. BETTERRIDGE GONE. ANOTHER CHAP IN HIS PLACE. PAID 36/-. GOT BOB LISENCE. WENT TO THE TUNNEL ROAD PICTURES WITH SIS. SAW THE HOUSE ACROSS THE BAY. ALSO THREE LITTLE SISTERS.

21st Friday
COLD. SNOWING HEAVY. WENT INTO PEARSONS. NEW BLOKE FROM ST VRD HERE. 2 OF US GOT TO GO TO WREXHAM. FINS 12.30. WENT OVER TO WALLASEY WITH SIS. STAYED UNTIL 11.00. GOT HOME 10 TO 12. COLD TO-NIGHT.

22nd Saturday
COLD. STOPPED SNOWING. STILL FREEZING. WENT TO PEARSONS. MOVED A WINDSOR WITH VINEY. NO ONE ELSE WAS IN. FINS 12 OCLOCK. STAYED IN AFTERNOON EXCEPT TO GOT TO PUT SARAS & MUM'S WATCH FOR REPAIR. AUNTIE CAME.

23rd Sunday
COLD. GOT UP 2.00. WENT UP TO THE GARAGE WITH VIC & DAD TO DO BRAKES. BROKE A SHOE.. FINS 6.00. STAYED IN AT NIGHT PLAYING..

24th Monday
COLD FROSTY. WENT INTO PEARSONS 9.00. SHEETING. CARRIERS UP WITH CURRY WILSON & KEN. NOT MUCH TO DO IN AFTERNOON. WENT TO THE CASINO WITH SIS SAW (A MATTER OF LIFE & DEATH) VERY GOOD. VERA & JUNE OUT.

25th Tuesday
COLD. SNOWING AGAIN! WENT INTO WORK IN THE MORNING. WENT UP TO SEE REGGIE BUT MISSED HIM. WALKIED TO GATEACRE FROM BOWERING PARK WITH BOB. CAME HOME ON THE 8.15. TAXI BROKE DOWN AT NIGHT.

26th Wednesday
COLD. THAWING HARD. NOT MUCH TO DO. MOVING SOME CARRIERS FROM ONE END OF THE YARD. TAPS STILL FROZEN UP. STAYED IN AT NIGHT. PUT COUPLING ON TAXI AT DINNER TIME WITH VIC.

27th Thursday
FAIR. THAWING FAST. GOT TO WORK 10.15. PUSHING TAXI TO START IT. GOT PAID 36/-. ALSO A RATION CARD. HAD A BATH. WENT TO THE KENNY AT NIGHT WITH SIS SAW (SHE WROTE THE BOOK ALSO GUN TO GUN).

28th Friday
COLD. WENT INTO WORK ABOUT 9.30. NOTHING MUCH DOING. WENT OVER TO THE LIBERIE IN THE AFTERNOON. FINS ABOUT 2.30. MOTHER & SARA GONE TO THE MARKET. STAYED IN AT NIGHT READING THE BOOK.

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