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SEPTEMBER 1947
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1st Monday
FAIR WENT TO WENSFIELD TO THE REME CAMP FOR COAL BACK AT 12.45. MOVING TYRES AROUND THE DEPOT IN THE AFTERNOON, WENT TO THE PICS AT NIGHT WITH BOB SAW (HIS BUTLER'S SISTER) ALSO (TIMBER).

2nd Tuesday
FAIR WENT TO LICHFIELD FOR RATIONS GOT BACK A 10.30 WENT FOR PETROL IN THE AFTERNOON "CHICKO" CAME WITH ME. GOT MY RAIL FROM PUDLEY PORT 5/- LENT JOCK 5/- IN BED 11.30.

3rd Wednesday
FAIR WORKING IN THE DEPOT ON THE TYRES, PETROL RATIONED FROM TO-DAY 88 GALS A MONTH WENT FOR WASHING BUT NOT READY YET. TOOK THE FOOTBALL TEAM DOWN TO PALETHORP'S BACK AT 9.00 PM.

4th Thursday
FAIR WENT TO LICHFIELD GOT BACK AT 12.00. WORKING IN THE DEPOT IN THE NOON GOT PAID AT 4 O'CLOCK STAYED IN AT NIGHT TO CLEAN THE TRUCK GOT SOME CHIPS WITH JERRY.

5th Friday
FAIR WENT FOR COKE TOOK TAFFY AND "CHICKO" WITH ME GOT BACK 9.30 WORKED IN THE DEPOT IN THE MORNING, WENT TO WALSALL & WOLVES IN THE NOON WITH WASHING, AT NIGHT DREW 4 GAL SAW (HAPPY LANDING).

6th Saturday
FAIR WENT TO LICHFIELD FOR RATIONS WITH TAYLOR BACK AT 12.00, WORKING IN THE DEPOT UNTIL 1.30 PM STAYED IN AT NIGHT TO CLEAN THE TRUCK.

7th Sunday
FAIR ON GUARD GOT UP AT 9.00 WENT FOR PAPERS, COUPONS WENT TO SAM HAYNES WITH THE TRUCK, REPAIRED THE LISTER, IN BED AT 11.30.

8th Monday
JANE'S BIRTHDAY 1 TO-DAY
FAIR WORKING IN THE DEPOT WITH THE GANG, THREE OF THE ROOKIES MADE UP. STAYED IN AT NIGHT TO PUT THE CANOPY ON WITH SCRATTE, TOOK SOME STENS TO THE STATION.

9th Tuesday
FAIR VERY WINDY WENT TO LICHFIELD FOR RATIONS DREW 16 GAL PETROL WORKING IN THE DEPOT, IN THE AFTER-NOON WENT TO THE CLIFFTON, COSELEY WITH SCRATT SAW (THE SON OF DRACULA) & (THE MAGNIFACENCE DOLL).

10th Wednesday
FAIR WORKING IN THE DEPOT UNTIL 10.00 WENT FOR COKE WITH LOFTY WILLIAMS VARNISHED THE TRUCK IN THE AFTERNOON. WENT TO THE DUDLEY HIPPERDROME WITH THE GANG GOT BACK AT 11.00.

11th Thursday
FAIR WENT TO LICHFIELD FOR RATIONS PICKED LAUNDRY UP ON THE WAY BACK. STAYED IN AT NIGHT TO HAVE A BATH & PRESS MY SUIT FOR THE WEEK-END PAINTED THE TRUCK.

12th Friday
FAIR TOOK SOME TYRES TO BE WEIGHED IN THE MORNING PAINTED PARTS OF THE TRUCK. WENT WITH LAUNDRY DROPPED OFF AT WOLVES. GOT THE 4.18. BILL TOOK THE TRUCK OVER, GOT IN 7.15 PM.

13th Saturday
FAIR GOT UP AT 10.00 WENT OUT TO GATEACRE WITH SIS TO JANE'S GRAVE THEN TO WOOD LANE. WENT TO KEN AT NIGHT. BORROWED A CAMERA. GOT BACK AT 11.30 PM KEN ON GUARD.

14th Sunday
FAIR RAIN LATER GOT UP AT 10.30, WENT OUT TO GATEACRE AT 3.00 PM THEN TO JANE'S GRAVE, TO SIS'S FATHER'S, THEN TO KEN'S AT NIGHT, IN BED 12.00 PM.

15th Monday
RAINING MOST OF THE DAY KEN & VERA CAME DOWN AT NIGHT TO PLAY CARDS, WENT TO THE KENNY SAW (MRS LORINE'S SCERECT) NOT BAD. KEN WENT ABOUT 11 PM GOT UP AT 10.30 AM.

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16th Tuesday
FAIR RAIN LATER DIDN'T GO OUT TODAY TOOK A FEW PHOTOS STAYED IN WITH SIS PLAYING CARDS GOT UP AT 10.30. GOT THE 11.48 FROM EDGE HILL FOUND SCARF ON THE TRAIN GOT IN TIPTON 6.00 AM.

17th Wednesday
FAIR RAIN, ON MAINTENANCE IN THE MORNING WENT OUT FOR THE LAUNDRY IN THE AFTER-NOON ON GUARD AT NIGHT, TOOK THE FOOTBALLERS TO PALETHORPES AT NIGHT. IN BED AT 11.30, COLD AT NIGHT.

18th Thursday
RAINING ALL DAY WENT TO LICHFIELD FOR RATIONS, WROTE TO SIS LAST NIGHT, WENT TO ROWLEY-REGIS FOR WIRE, STAYED IN AT NIGHT HAD A HOT SUPPER AT 10.00, IN BED AT 10.45.

19th Friday
RAIN NOTHING DOING IN THE MORNING,PAINTING UNDERNEATH THE TRUCK WITH RENYOLDS SAME JOB IN THE AFTERNOON, STAYED IN AT NIGHT, IN BED AT 10.30 READING, RAINING - HEAVY.

20th Saturday
FAIR WENT TO LICHFIELD FOR RATIONS TOWED A REME TO 2.AA REME AT WENSFIELD, ON GUARD IN THE AFTERNOON AND ALL NIGHT. E.ROOKIE GONE ON PASS AT 3.00, IN BED AT 12.00.

21st Sunday
RAIN IN THE MORNING GOT UP AT 8.30 WENT OUT FOR PAPERS, WENT TO DUDLEY AT NIGHT WITH THE GANG SAW (G-MEN & SCOTLAND MY SCOTLA[ND)].

22nd Monday
FAIR SOME RAIN AT NIGHT WENT TO TIPTON GAS WORKS AT 8.30 A HOPPER WAS ON FIRE. TOWED THE FIRE TENDER TO DUDLEY TO GET REPAIRED, ALSO TO ROWLEY REGIS FOR WIRE FOR FENCING. RAF DON R [ possibley RAF Sandon Road between Stafford and Stone ]AT NIGHT FOR JUICE.

23rd Tuesday
COLD RAINING TOOK THE FIRE TENDER TO DUDLEY AGAIN WENT TO LICHFIELD FOR RATIONS WITH FINCHIE, FREDIE GREEN BACK WATCH STOPPED AT 9.30 PM PLAYED PING-PONG WITH GUNNER. INTO BED AT 10.30 COLD.

24th Wednesday
RAIN ON MAINTENANCE ALL DAY NOTHING MUCH TO DO, HELPED TO PAINT THE TILLY. FILLED BEDFORD GEARBOX TOOK TWO LOADS OF TYRES IN THE AFTERNOON. BROKE MY WATCH WENT TO DUDLEY HIPPERDROME SAW THE ICE FOLLIES,
Memo
MUST HAVE BROKE WATCH TUESDAY NIGHT.

25th Thursday
RAIN WENT TO LICHFIELD FOR RATIONS WITH E.ROOKIE GOT BACK AT 11.30. GOT PAID £3. CLEANING IN AFTERNOON, AT GUARD AT NIGHT. GOT INTO BED EARLY THE GANG ALL OUT, GOT TWO FILMS IN MORNING 120 X 620.

26th Friday
FAIR RAIN LATER NOT MUCH TO DO. TOOK TWO LOADS OF TYERES FOR WEIGHING TO TIPTON ON MAINTNANCE, IN AFTERNOON TOOK THE CADETS TO SMETHWICK DRILL HALL. GOT THE 11.25 FROM DUDLEY P.T.[ port ]

27th Saturday
FAIR SLEPT ON THE SETTE LAST NIGHT WENT DOWN TOWN PUT WATCH IN FOR REPAIR, GOT READY TO GO TO THE I.O.M, JACK NEVER CAME AS PLANNED. GOT THE 1.45 BOAT OUT OF LIVERPOOL HAD TO SLEEP ON THE FLOOR. LIVERPOOL 3 EVERTON 0..

28th Sunday
DULL BUT FAIR LATER TOOK SOME SNAPS OF SIS TODAY. GOT SOMETHING TO EAT. WENT UP ON DOUGLAS HEAD, SAW (SHE WOULD'NT SAY YES) OK, GOT ON BOAT AT 10.30 PARATROOPS T.A. ON BOARD. CO....

29th Monday
FAIR GOT OUT OF BED 8.30. GOT IN 6.00 AM DAD MET US OFF THE BOAT HAD A BATH & HAIRCUT GOT A WATCH SPRING, WENT TO TUNNEL RD WITH SIS SAW (THE CASE OF UNCLE HARRY & BIG HOUSE GIRLS) BED AT 11.30.

30th Tuesday
WENT TO TO GATEACRE WITH SIS STAYED UNTIL 11.15, SAW NELLIE, TRIED TO REPAIR A WATCH NO LUCK. PUT TIMING RIGHT ON THE CAB. IN BED 12.00. POSTED PENSION BOOK TO I.O.M.


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