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July 1947
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1st Tuesday
FINE WENT TO WORK TO GET THE WASHING, WENT TO DONGS GIRL FRIEND'S HOUSE WITH HIM GOT TWO NEW TYRES FOR THE TILLY, STAYED IN AT NIGHT ON GUARD AND REPAIRING THE TILLY, IN BED 12.30.

2nd Wednesday
FAIR CLEARED UP LATER. WORKING ON THE TILLY TRYING TO FIX STEERING WENT FOR BOOTS STAYED IN AT NIGHT AFTER THE CRICKET MATCH RAN THE OLD MAN HOME GOT SOME CHIPS.

3rd Thursday
RAIN FINE LATER WENT OUT ON A FEW ODD JOBS REPAIRING TILLY WENT WITH THE OLD MAN FOR THE PAY STAYED IN AT NIGHT CLEARING UP.

4th Friday
FAIR RAIN LATER TOOK TAYLOR HOME FOR THE NAFFI KEY WENT TO TAKE BOOTS & WASHING TOOK THE MAIL DOWN AT 6.30. HAD A BATH PACKED KIT.

5th Saturday
FAIR DOING THE TASKS ON THE TILLY UNTIL 11.00 TOOK SUB - FINCH TO CHILWELL AT 1.00 PM BACK AT 5.00 GOT GRAZER TO RUN ME TO WOLVERHAMPTON GOT IN 8.00 WENT TO GATEACRE TO GET SIS.

6th Sunday
FAIR WENT OVER TO WALLASEY WITH VERA & SIS GOT THERE ABOUT 4.00 WENT UP TO NEW BRIGHTON AT 8.30 LEFT AT 9.30 GOT IN ...

7th Monday
FAIR SLIGHT RAIN WENT OVER TO WALLASEY WITH SIS PUT SOME CAULIFLOWER PLANTS IN THE ALLOTMENT ALSO LEEKS CAME HOME ABOUT 12.00 AM WALKED FROM PIER HEAD SAW JEAN MCCLOUD & BOY FRIEND.

8th Tuesday
FAIR RAIN AT NIGHT GOT UP ABOUT 12.00 GOT 11/- OUT OF THE BANK WENT TO THE CASINO WITH SIS SAW (IT STARTED WITH EVE & WHITE TIE & TAILS) OK. GOT THE 11.50 AT EDGE HILL GOT TO PRINCE'S END 5.50. IN CAMP 6AM.

9th Wednesday
FAIR WENT TO SHREWSBURY WITH THE SUB IN THE MORNING. LAUNDRY IN THE AFTERNOON. WENT TO SEE ABOUT DONES M/CYCLE ON GUARD AT NIGHT WENT TO SLEEP 11.30 WOKE UP 6.30.

10th Thursday
FAIR & RAIN. WORKING ON THE PEELING MACHINE MOST OF THE DAY REPAIRED THE TILLY STEERING AT NIGHT TOOK THE DART TEAM TO THE DEWDROP INN HAD A BATH. PICKED THEM UP AFTERWARDS.

11th Friday
FAIR SOME RAIN LATER WORKING CLEANING THE TILLY UP WENT WITH THE LAUNDRY TO WOLV. & BOOTS TO WALSALL PLAYED CRICKET AT NIGHT AND REPAIRED A PUNCTURE IN THE TILLY N/S REAR WHEEL.

12th Saturday
FAIR WENT TO LICHFIELD WITH CUSHION FOR RATIONS WENT TO WEDNESBURY HAD A HAIRCUT WENT TO PICTURES SAW ( THE OUTLAW ALSO SKIFFY GOES TO SEA) TRIED TO GET A ROOM NO LUCK. BOUGHT FRAZER FROM W'TC?.

13th Sunday
FINE HOT ON GUARD, PLAYING CRICKET, HELPED IN COOKHOUSE WITH THE DINNER, READING ALL AFTERNOON.

14th Monday
HOT FINE STORM AT NIGHT STAYED IN ON MAINTAINENCE MOST OF THE DAY STAYED IN AT NIGHT PLAYED CRICKET WENT TO LICHFIELD IN THE MORNING TO GET THE RATIONS.

15th Tuesday
FINE HOT UNTIL NIGHT HAD SOME RAIN, IN MOST OF THE DAY ON MAINTAINENCE TOOK THE B.C. HOME TO DUDLEY. PLAYING CRICKET AT NIGHT PICKET (AT 11.00 FRAZER UP AT DUDLEY.

16th Wednesday
VERY HEAVY RAIN FAIR LATER, PICKED MAJOR SEARS UP FROM TIPTON. TOOK HIM TO 42 OSD HEREFORD IN THE AFTERNOON. GOT BACK 9.00. PLAYED CRICKET AND PING-PONG. DREW 30/- FROM BANK.
Memo
JACK ) GONE TO I.O.M. ON 15 H FOR 3 WEEKS

17th Thursday
FAIR NOT MUCH TO DO TO-DAY TOOK THE OLD MAN FOR THE MONEY AND DONE (QM) TO WOLV. HAD A BATH GOT THE 6.50 OUT OF PRINCE'S END. GOT HOME EDGE HILL 10.00 GOT IN 10.15 SIS AT HOUSE.

18th Friday
FAIR GOT UP ABOUT 11.15 WENT OUT TO GATEACRE GOT SOME FOOD STUFF TO EAT TO-MORROW AT WINDERMERE STAYED IN AT GATEACRE UNTIL 898+11.00. GOT IN 11.30. GOT TO BED 1.30 GOT GRUB READY.

19th Saturday
RAINING FIRST THING GOT UP AT 7.30 TO GO TO WINDERMERE BUT DIDN'T GET THERE UNTIL 3.15. WENT ON THE LAKE WITH SIS. CAME BACK AT 8.30 GOT IN LIVERPOOL 12.00 GOT IN HOUSE 12.20. A GOOD DAY.

20th Sunday
FAIR WENT TO THE CASINO WITH SIS SAW (THE NIGHT HAS EYES ALSO (DANGEROUSLY YOURS) LEFT ON THE 11.45 GOT TO WOLV. 2.10 GOT IN CAMP 6.45 AM.

21st Monday
FAIR RAIN LATER WENT TO LICHFIELD WITH S/CR FINCH. GREASING IN THE ATERNOON WENT TO THE PICTURES IN TIPTON SAW (THE MUMMY'S CURSE ALSO (MELDORY MAKER).

22nd Tuesday
FAIR WENT TO TIPTON FOR CAKES ON MAINTAINANCE GOT A MAJOR'S TILLY IN TO REPAIR BUT BREAKDOWN WAGON CAME FOR IT TOOK THE PARDE TO DUDLEY ON GUARD AT NIGHT FIXING FREDIES FIRE ENGINE.

23rd Wednesday
FAIR (FINE RAIN LATER) WENT TO HADLEY IN MORNING BY SHREWSBURY GOT BACK 11.00 AM. WENT OUT IN AFTERNOON WITH THE BEDFORD. GEORGIE GONE ON COMPASSIONATE LEAVE. PUT TWO FRONT TYRES ON.
Memo 644
LOFTY RODNEY WILLIAMS 13 BISHOPS CLOSE ENFIELD MIDDLESEX

24th Thursday
RAIN WENT TO THE DRILL HALL TO SEE ABOUT THE T.A. TILLY. HAS TO GO IN WORK-SHOPS WENT TO 43 OSD SAW CAPT WELLER THERE. TOOK RENYOLDS ON TEST. GOT PAID 12/-. HAD A BATH AT NIGHT.

25th Friday
RAIN WENT TO No 9. SHED TO FIX THE LISTER, THEN THE TILLY, STARTED ON THE BEDFORD SIGNED THE TILLY OVER TO RENYOLDS. WROTE A LETTER TO SIS FINS WORK 11.00 LOFTY JOCK GONE TO A SHOW.

26th Saturday
FINE HOT. CLEANED THE OIL STORE OUT. NEARLY FINISHED THE BEDFORD OFF. HELPED RENOYLD'S WITH THE TILLY TOOK THE OLD MAN TO DUDLEY WENT TO WEDNESBURY SAW (BOOMERANG & BLONDIES BIG MOMENT) PUT 10/- IN BANK.

27th Sunday
FINE HOT WENT SWIMMING IN THE E.W. TANK WITH JOCK AND SOME OTHER CHAPS. WENT TO DUDLEY WITH JOCK AND JERRY SAW (THE PHANTOM 42ND ST & I .....

28th Monday
FINE HOT WENT FOR COKE WITH THE BEDFORD. TOOK FRAZER TO TIPTON STATION AT 7.45 A.M. WENT FOR PETROL TO ROWLEY RECIS PLAYED CRICKET AT NIGHT IN BED 10.00.

29th Tuesday
FAIR WENT TO LICHFIELD FOR THE RATIONS. GOT A BLOWLAMP OFF THE T/A SOLDERED MAIN LEAD ON BEDFORD WENT TO THE REGENT SAW (THE HOUSE OF FRANKENSTEIN) ALSO (DANGER WOMAN).

30th Wednesday
FAIR RAIN AT NIGHT DID A FEW TRIPS INTO TIPTON WENT TO WOLV.TON FOR THE WASHING SET THE TAPPETS HAD A SWIM AT NIGHT PICKED FREDIE UP AT DUDLEY AT NIGHT.

31st Thursday
FINE HOT WENT TO LICHFIELD FOR THE RATIONS GOT BACK 11.15. WENT TO TOW GEORDIE FROM LANGLEY. SHUNTING TRUCKS AND CARTING TYRES ABOUT IN THE AFTERNOON. STAYED IN AT NIGHT.


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