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May 1947
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1st Thursday
FAIR. GOT UP 6.30. OUT OF CAMP 7.15 TO CHILWELL. GOT THERE 10.00 WHAT A HELL OF A PLACE IT IS. HELPED OLD FINCH TO GET MOVED IN HQ. LEFT 4.30 FROM NOTTINGHAM STATION. GOT BACK 6.30. STAYED IN.

2nd Friday
RAIN. WENT FOR THE CAKES THEN THE WASHING TO WOLVERHAMPTON. GOT MY PASS 4.00 FRAZER TOOK ME TO THE STATION. GOT THE 4.10 TO STAFFORD. GOT HOME ABOUT 7.30. STAYED IN NIGHT.

3rd Saturday
RAIN FAIR LATER WENT TO TOWN WITH SIS BOUGHT A B D. BLOUSE SENT STAN'S POSTCARD STAYED IN AT NIGHT AUNTIE CAME VERA AT WALLSEY. CLEANED SQUEEZE BOX.

4th Sunday
RAIN STAYED IN BED UNTIL 12.00 WENT OUT TO GATEACRE WITH SIS GOT BACK AT 8.30 NOT GOING TO-NIGHT TO-MORROW MORNING INSTEAD SIS DARNING SOCKS...

5th Monday
FAIR RAIN AT NIGHT WENT ON THE 5.55 LIME ST GOT IN 10.30 DIDN'T GO FAR TO-DAY WENT TO THE BATHS AT NIGHT ALSO THE PICTURES SAW (FRANKINSTINE MEETS THE WOLF MAN & SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE SECRET CODE).

6th Tuesday
FAIR RAIN LATER WENT TO TIPTON THEN TO DUDLEY TRIED TO FIX THE TILLY STEERING WASHED IT IN THE AFTERNOON. ON DUTY AT NIGHTWENT FOR CHIPS OVER THE BACK IRONED SOME THINGS.

7th Wednesday
FAIR NOT MUCH DOING WENT TO WOLVERHAMPTON FOR WASH-ING AND TO LICHFIELD IN NOON. FOOTBALL TEAM LOST 9.2. IRONED SOME THINGS AND WENT A RIDE ON JOHN BIKE AT NIGHT BIG FIGHT OUTSIDE. Memo CHANGED SUIT AT CHILWELL. MAY 1ST GOT NEW ONE.

8th Thursday
FAIR SLIGHT RAIN IN AFTERNOON WORKING ON THE TILLY LT. COL HERE IN NOON. FROM (CHIL)WENT FISHING IN THE MILOW WENT OUT WITH DON AT NIGHT AROUND THE CANAL BANKS.

9th Friday
FAIR NOT MUCH TO DO WENT TO LICHFIELD AND BROUGHT WIGNAL BACK FROM CMD CAMP TILLY IN W/S. ON MONDAY GOT LEAVE PASS TO.DAY GOING TO-NIGHT IF I CAN. GOT IN LIVERPOOL 9.40 MOSSLEY HILL.

10th Saturday
FAIR HEAVY RAIN LATER WENT DOWN TOWN GOT SIS'S WATCH PUT SUIT IN DYER'S WENT OUT TO GATEACRE TO TECH SIS BACK. GOT PAINT TO M/C. STAYED IN AT NIGHT AUNTIE CAME.

11th Sunday
FINE HOT WENT OVER TO WALLSEY PLANTED SPUDS AND CABBAGE PAINTED M/C WENT OUT TO JANE'S GRAVE CAME BACK 11.00. CHILLY AT NIGHT.

12th Monday
FINE ALL DAY RAIN LATE AT NIGHT. WENT OVER TO WALLLSEY THEN TO NEW BRIGHTON WENT ON THE BOATS WITH SIS HAD PHOTO TAKEN NO GOOD. GOT HOME 12.00 WENT TO MARINA SAW (THE VAMPIRE GHOST & OUR HEARTS WERE GROWING UP).

13th Tuesday
FAIR WENT DOWN TOWN WITH SIS LOOKING FOR A FROCK. NO LUCK WENT TO THE CASINO SAW THE STRANGE WOMAN & SPLITFACE NOT BAD WENT FOR CHIP WITH SIS TOOK BOB. GOT A BOOK OF MAPS 3/6.

14th Wednesday
RAIN THUNDER STORM WENT TO THE DOVECOT BATHS WITH SIS & JUNE HAD M/C RUNNNING AT NIGHT WENT TO TUNNEL ROAD PICS WITH SIS SAW (SCARFACE & LAUREL & HARDY MURDER CASE) GOOD.

15th Thursday
FAIR SOME RAIN WENT TO ORMSKIRK ABOUT 12.30 ALSO TO SKEM BUT DIDN'T STAY LONG WENT AROUND THE MARKET GOT BACK ABOUT 5.30 WENT OUT TO GATEACRE WITH SIS ON TNE 7.30 GOT BACK 12.00.

16th Friday
FAIR WENT TO WAVERTREE RD WITH SIS LOOKING FOR A FROCK. GOT THE M/C GOING OK. PUT NOTICE AS FOR SALE GOT TWO TICKETS FOR I.O.M. BOAT ON SUNDAY SORTING MAPS OUT AT NIGHT STAYED IN.

17th Saturday
FAIR SIS GONE DOWN TOWN TO GET A NEW BLOUSE MET HER 3.00 GOT SOME ACID TO SILVER PLATE FROM BEHIND THE MARKET NO GOOD AUNTIE HERE AT NIGHT WENT TO I.OM ON THE 1.45 AM BOAT.

18th Tuesday
GOT OFF THE "KING ORRY.. AT 6.00 RAINING UNTIL 1.00 HAD SOMETHING TO EAT AT THE M.N CLUB WENT TO GROUNDLE ELEN (Groudle Glen Railway)? & LAXEY.. ON THE ROCKS WITH... TALKING TO A....

19th Monday
FAIR GOT BACK TO LIVERPOOL 5.30 GOT IN 6.00 STAYED IN EXCEPT TO GOT TO THE WATCH REPAIRER'S GOT UP AT 2.30 DAD PUT SWING UP DID A SPOT THE BALL (COMP) WENT TO BED 12.30.

20th Tuesday
FAIR GOT UP LATE 12.30 TOOK WATCH TO BE REPAIRED THEN WENT OUT TO GATEACRE WITH SIS WENT FOR A WALK DOWN TO THE BOG'S MISSED THE LAST BUS AM FED UP WITH THIS LAST BUS GAME WILL HAVE TO GET THE 8.30.

21st Wednesday
FAIR WENT OVER TO THE SALE-ROOMS AT WALLSEY ABOUT 2.00 NOTHING TO BUY MUCH SO WENT TO THE LISCARD PALACE WITH SIS SAW (CALLGUTA & JOE POLOOKA) CHAMP) OK GOT BACK ABOUT 10.00 Memo VERA STILL OVER AT WESLEY GROVE WORKING AT RAY & MILE'S.

22nd Thursday
FAIR GOT UP 12.00 WENT OUT TO ORMSKIRK WITH SIS GOT A MAC 7/- SIS GOT A NEW FROCK (RED) GOT BACK 5.30 WENT TO THE KENNY SAW UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT) AND A PICTURE ABOUT WOOL).

23rd Friday
FAIR GOT UP 12.00 WENT TO JANE'S GRAVE ABOUT 7.30 CALLED AT SAL'S GOT SOME EGGS & RUBARB OFF SAL WENT TO SARA'S GRAN. GOT THE 10.30 BUS GOT IN 11.00.

24th Saturday
FAIR RAIN AT HIGHT WENT TO SOUTHPORT WITH SIS TOOK HER UP IN THE PLANE AND ON THE BOATS SAW 'RUMBUGS' ON THE LAKESIDE GOT SOME OLD BOOKS FROM THE MARKET. LIT FIRE IN PARLOUR. AUNTIE CAME.

25th Sunday
FAIR GOT UP ABOUT I2.00 WENT OUT TO GATEACRE WITH SIS SAID GOODBYE TO THEM ALL GOT THE 12.30 TRAIN TO WOLVERHAMPTON GOT IN 500 IN CAMP G..

26th Monday
RAIN FAIR LATHER STAYED IN BED UNTIL 9.00 WENT TO TIPTON AFTER DINNER SAW JACK LONDON & [BLANK] ) OK WENT FISHING AFTER TEA. THEN WROTE LETTER TO SIS WENT TO BED 11.00 TIRED.

27th Tuesday
FAIR WORKING IN THE OFFICE MAKING RECORD CARDS OUT. GOT PUT ON A BLOCK TRAINING COURSE FROM SATURDAY ON. WISH I COULD GET OUT OF IT STAYED IN THE CAMP AT NIGHT PLAYING CRICKET.

28th Wednesday
FINE HOT WENT TO BIRMINGHAM TO THECRS GEORGE'S RD. FOR MEDICAL INSPECTION PASSED WORST LUCK. PLAYED CRICKET FOR THE UNIT AGAINST PALETHORPS AT NIGHT POLISH-ING MY BRASSER'S.

29th Thursday
VERY HOT THUNDER STORM EARLY MORNING BLANCOED SOME OF MY KIT ON PIG? QUIET AT NIGHT SWIMMING WITH GREGOREY TWICE TO-DAY GOT LETTER OFF SIS & STAN. DOING NOTHING AT ALL-DAY JUST THE JOB.

30th Friday
FINE HOT THUNDER STORM IN AFTER-NOON CLEANING RIFLE & STEN GUN ALL DAY WENT TO TIPTON AT NIGHT WITH JOCK BURT. SAW GARY COOPER IN (ALONG CAME JONES) ALSO (DUBOLE HONEYMOON).

31st Saturday
FINE HOT GOT UP 9.00 ON THE BEDFORD TO WOLVERHAMPTON. LEFT THERE 1.15. GOT TO DONNINGTON 4.00. WENT TO WELLINGTON PICTURES SAW (THE GTREAT AWAKEING & A VOICE WITHIN OK. (L.POOL 2 WOLVES 1).


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