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OCTOBER 1947 ------ You are viewing this thanks to Hats hard work transcribing the original
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1st Wednesday
FAIR GOT UP LATE. TOOK A PHOTO OF SIS WENT OVER TO WALLASEY TOOK MORE PHOTOS ON THE BOAT. TRIED TO FIX MY OLD WATCH. GOT A HAIR SPRING 3/- STAYED AT WALLASEY AT NIGHT.

2nd Thursday
FAIR GOT UP VERY LATE. 12.30 PM WENT OUT TO BROUGH RD TO GET A ELECTRIC POINT FOR THE WIRELESS, FIXED IT UP IN FRONT ROOM. WENT TO THE MARINA SAW (SPOOK BUSTERS & DECOY) CAME HOME 11.30 IN HOUSE 12.00.

3rd Friday
FAIR STAYED IN MOST OF THE DAY DOING NOTHING WENT TO THE KENNY SAW (.O.S.S.) OK.

4th Saturday
FAIR GOT UP LATE. TRIED TO FIX THE WATCH. NO. GO. WENT TO PADD'Y MARKET WITH SIS & MOTHER IN THE AFTERNOON, STAYED IN AT NIGHT WENT OUT TO GATEACRE.

5th Sunday
(Statuary Summer Time ends)
FINE GOT 10.40 TRAIN TO SHREWSBURY WITH AUNTIE ALICE & SIS. GOT TO MINSTERLEY 3.10 PM. TOOK SOME SNAPS OF SIS ON THE DEVILS WINDOW [chair ?]. GOT 8.5 PM BUS 9.15 PM TRA[IN].
DEVILS CHAIR STIPERSTONES SHROPSHIRE Stiperstones is rich in myths and folklore relating to the rocks of the Devil's Chair. According to one legend, the ghost of Wild Edric, a Saxon Earl who held lands that were confiscated after 1066 and successfully defied the Normans ( for a time at least ) rides the hills whenever England is threatened by invasion.







6th Monday
FAIR GOT UP LATE TOOK TWO REELS OF FILMS TO BE DEVELOPED WENT TO THE CASINO WITH SIS SAW (THE BROTHERS & DOWN CUBA WAY) OK. IN BED AT 11.30.

7th Tuesday
FAIR WENT DOWN FOR FOR MY WATCH BACK WENT TO PADD'Y MARKET THEN OVER TO GATEACRE LEFT THERE 10.30. GOT HOME 11.30. STAYED UP AT LILLIES FOR A FEW - HOURS TO-NIGHT WITH SIS.

8th Wednesday
FAIR STAYED IN BED UNTIL LATE 10.00. WENT UP TO THE GARAGE TO HELP PUT FRONT AXLE ON THE CAB. WENT TO THE TUNNEL RD PICS AT NIGHT SAW (THE HOUSE OF FRANKINSTINE & ALONG THE NAVAJO TRAIL) OK.

9th Thursday
FAIR GOT UP LATE DIDN'T GO OUT EXCEPT TO WOOLIES FOR A PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM. PUT THE PHOTOS IN IT. PACKED MY THINGS. GOT THE 11.45 OUT OF EDGE HILL. GOT IN TIPTON AT PRINCES END 5.50 AM (NOW. FOR. IT).

10th Friday
FAIR GOT THE TRUCK OUT OF NO 9 SHED, ON A CHARGE AT 9.30 GOT 1 DAY ROYAL WARRANT, NOT BAD FOR 1 DAY AWOL[ 1 day loss of pay ]. TOOK SOME TYRES & TUBES TO TIPTON TO BE WEIGHED GOT SOME CHIPS AT NIGHT.

11th Saturday
FAIR WENT TO TIPTON WITH TWO LOADS OF TYRES/TUBES FOR WEIGHING, ON GUARD IN THE AFTERNOON. SETH LYONS & HAYNES IN A CRASH BY DONCASTER. WENT FOR THE OLD MAN WITH JOCK.

12th Sunday
FINE. TOOK THE OLD MAN TO HAYNES HOME. THEN TO HIS OWN HOUSE WENT TO DUDLEY PLAZA WITH JOCK & GUNNER SAW (THREE SILENT MEN & JUMP TO GLORY. OK.

13th Monday
FAIR WENT DOWN TO TIPTON GAS WORKS FOR COKE IN THE MORNING GOT 5'- OUT OF THE BANK, WENT TO THE REME AT WENSFIELD FOR COAL, GOT NONE. MADE INDENTS OUT FOR MT. STORES AT NIGHT, SAM HAYNES STILL UNCONCIOUS.

14th Tuesday
FAIR RAIN LATER WENT TO LICHFIELD FOR RATIONS GOT BACK AT 1.00 PM. WORKING ON THE TRUCK IN THE AFTERNOON. STAYED IN AT NIGHT TRYING TO FIX THE OFFICE LIGHTS IN BED AT 10.30.

OCTOBER 1947
15th Wednesday
FAIR SLIGHT RAIN, MOVED ALL THE M.T. KIT OVER TO NO 1 SHED PUT THE T.A. TILLY IN THERE. TOOK A LAMP OFF THE TOP OF THE FIRE STATION, ON GUARD AT NIGHT SAM STILL OUT. FINCH SAME BACK TO-NIGHT 10.00.

16th Thursday
(HAPPIDROME)
FAIR OFF UNTIL 9.00 AM WENT OUT AT 9.50 TO TAKE PETROL TO THE T.A. DODGE, AND TO REYNOLDS AT WALSALL. WENT TO LICHFIELD FOR RATIONS GOT BACK 2.00, TOOK SOME QM STUFF TO THE STATION (HIPPERDROME DUDLEY).

17th Friday
FAIR STAYED IN THE DEPOT ALL DAY ON MAINTAINCE, WATSON GONE BACK AT 6.30 TO DUDLEY PORT. STAYED IN AT NIGHT, REYNOLDS TALKING TO AN OLD BAG OUTSIDE THE GATE, IN BED 11.30.

18th Saturday
RAIN FAIR LATER, SAM HAYNES PASSED AWAY THIS MORNING 2 A.M.[r.i.p.] ON MAINTAINCE ALL DAY, REYNOLDS GONE TO LICHFIELD FOR RATIONS, WENT TO THE REGENT WITH DUNDEE SAW (IT'S A GRAND WORLD) SANDY POWELL & (OLIVER TWIST).

19th Sunday
FAIR, ON GUARD WENT OUT WITH McGHEE FOR PAPERS, STAYED IN WROTE A LETTER TO SIS & STAN IN BED EARLY, WENT ROUND THE DEPOT WITH JOCK.

20th Monday
GOT A LETTER FROM SIS.
FAIR WENT FOR COKE BUT GOT NONE, WENT FOR PETROL GOT 100 GALS GOT MT GLOVES AND JERKIN. FIXED LIGHTS IN NO 1 SHED LOFTY MATHEWS GONE FOR DEMOB TO-DAY. WORKED UNTIL 7.00 IN BED 10.30.

21st Tuesday
FAIR WENT TO LICHFIELD FOR RATIONS. VERY FOGGY GOT BACK 1.30. STAYED IN THE NOON ON MAINTAINCE, PUT A LIGHT IN THE FIRE STATION & OVER THE GATE.

22nd Wednesday
FAIR ON MAINTAINCE IN MORNING, REYNOLDS CUT HIS HAND TOOK HIM TO DUDLEY HOSPITAL, WENT TO TIPTON FOR COKE 1 TON, STAYED IN AT NIGHT IN BED AT 10.30.
Memo
SIS BIRTHDAY NEAR
PLEASE DONT FORGET BIRTHDAY LARGE GIFT WANTED LOVING WIFE
XXXX SARA XXXX.

23rd Thursday
FAIR WENT TO LICHFIELD FOR RATIONS GOT BACK AT 12.45. CHANGED IN THE OLD COOKS HUT WITH (JOE SOAP) REYNOLDS HE'S ONLY GOT ONE HAND NOW, ON GUARD AT NIGHT GOT INTO BED 11.00.

24th Friday
DRIZZLE STARTED WORK 9.00, OVER IN SHED ONE LIT A FIRE, TESTED BRAKES ON THE DODGE. FINS WORK AT 3.00 WENT AS FAR AS WOLVES IN THE TILLY, GOT HOME 8.00 SIS CAME IN 11.30.

25th Saturday
FAIR GOT UP AT 10.30 WENT DOWN TOWN WITH SIS & VERA, GOT 30/- BOB OUT, SIS GOT SHOES DONE. SIS'S BIRTHDAY CARD, HAIR CUT, CAME IN 9.00 GOT IN BED EARLY.

26th Sunday
SARA'S BIRTHDAY 19, GOT UP LATE WENT TO THE TUNNEL RD SAW PURSUIT TO ALGIERS ALSO SONG OF THE SARONG.

27th Monday
FAIR WORKING ON MAINTAINCE WITH REYNOLDS, STAYED IN AT NIGHT TO TIDY KIT UP, GOT THE PHOTOS OF THE LYE CRICKET TEAM. GOT SOME WOOD ION [oil ?] GOT TO BED AT 11.00.

28th Tuesday
DRIZZLE, WENT TO LICHFIELD FOR RATIONS, ABOUT 12.30. WENT UP TO ROWLEY REGIS FOR WIRE ON GUARD AT NIGHT WITH REYNOLDS & MCGHEE, GOT SOME WOOD OUT OF THE MARLHOLE GOT TO BED 11.00.

29th Wednesday
RAIN, SHED 1 MOST OF THE DAY FIXED THE PHONE ROOM DOOR AND BED LIGHT SWITCH, TOOK THE FOOTBALL TEAM TO THE GROUND LOST 3-2. HAD A BATH GOT IN BED AT 11.30 PM.

30th Thursday
FAIR WENT OVER TO NO 1 SHED GOT UP AT 6.30, WENT FOR COKE, AND TO DUDLEY MILK BAR GOT 2/6 OFF WATCHMAN. SMITHY CLEARED NO 1 SHED OUT INTO NO 2, CLEARED THE HUT OUT AT NIGHT IN BED 10.30.

31st Friday
FAIR IN DEPOT UNTIL 10.00, WENT TO DUDLEY WITH TRAILER PUMP, WENT IN RED BUS CANTEEN. GOT JOCK A PEN, BUST PUMP COMING BACK. TOOK CADETS AT NIGHT TO SMETHWICK AT 7.15, BACK AT 11.00.


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