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January 1947 ------ You are viewing this thanks to Hats hard work transcribing the original
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2nd Thursday
COLD. WORKING IN THE COAL YARD WITH KEN. GOT PAID TO-DAY 36/- . PLAYING CARDS AT NIGHT WITH MUM, SARA AND VERA. GOT A HEAD LAMP SWITCH AND DIPPER SWITCH.

3rd Friday
COLD. FAIR. WORKING WITH KEN. THE ST HELENS GANG GONE. TO-DAY WENT OUT WITH KEN LOOKING FOR PLYWOOD. WENT TO THE KENNY AT NIGHT SAW (COURAGE OF LASSIE & NATIONAL CAPITAL & PERKY TURKEY)

4th Saturday
COLD. FAIR. WORKING WITH KEN SPRAYING CARRIERS IN SIDE ON THE LINE. FINS 11.30 HAD BATH AT LODGE LANE. TRIED TO FIX LIGHTS ON THE TAXI STAYED IN AT NIGHT WITH SIS.

5th Sunday
COLD. GOT UP LATE WENT OUT TO GATEACRE. NELLIE AND GANG THERE. CAME BACK ON 10.00... FROSTY...

6th Monday
SNOW. WENT TO WORK 8.30. STAYED IN HUT WITH KEN. WENT TO VRD IN BOON.GOT GUM BOOTS WENT TO THE CASINO WITH SIS SAW (THE STRANGER & MAN OF THE HOUR) STILL SNOWING.

7th Tuesday
STILL SNOWING. HAD A SNOW FIGHT WITH THE LADS. DID PEME'S JOB. IN MORNING THAWING SLOWLY. STAYED IN THE HUT IN AFTERNOON. FINS 4-PM GOT HOME 4.15 BOUGHT A POCKET WATCH YESTERDAY 2.?5/- STAYED IN AT NIGHT.


January 1947
8th Wednesday
WET. THAWING SLOWLY. GOT TO WORK 8.45. KEN CAME 9.30. RAINING BRINGING CARRIERS FROM THE COAL YARD. JACK CAME DOWN AT NIGHT. STAYED IN PLAYING CARDS.

9th Thursday
WET BUT FAIR. MOVING CARRIERS FROM COAL YARD IN MORNING. FROM STATION IN NOON. GOT PAID. 36/- GOOD SWEET RATION TO-DAY. 15OZS. WENT OUT TO GATEACRE TO FETCH SIS BACK ON THE 10.20. MET HILDA MILLARD COMING DOWN LANE.

10th Friday
FAIR. FROSTY. MOVING CARRIERS FROM STATION TO YARD. HAD TRACK OFF OUTSIDE PEARSON'S CAME HOME TO THE COSY. WITH SIS SAW (ACCENT TO CRIME & THE CISCO KID RETURNS) SIS EATING LOTS OF SWEETS TO-DAY.

11th Saturday
COLD. PICKED UP CARRIER AT STATION WENT FOR A BATH AND HAIRCUT WENT DOWN TOWN WITH SIS. GOT CAUGHT IN RAIN IN NOON. STAYED IN AT NIGHT. GOT MODEL PLANE KIT FROM HOBBIES.

12th Sunday
RAIN. STAYED IN BED UNTIL 11.00. FINS MODEL TO-DAY. TOO WET TO GO TO GATEACRE, STAYED IN.

13th Monday
RAIN & HAIL. WENT DOWN TO RAILHEAD WITH KEN TOOK 4 TO PEARSON'S AND LEFT THE OTHERS IN THE YARD. SIS GONE TO TOWN WITH VERA WENT TO KENNY SAW (A WOMAN'S FACE LULU IN HOLLYWOOD) GOT 1GL OIL.

14th Tuesday
RAINING FAIR LATER. MOVING CARRIES FROM STATION. SIS GONE TO GATEACRE JACK CAME DOWN AT NIGHT .SIS CAME BACK 7.00 WENT TO THE MAGNET WITH THEM. SAW (ANNA AND THE KING OF SIAM) GOT BACK 11.00.


January 1947
15th Wednesday
RAIN. FAIR. LATER STILL MOVING SOME CARRIERS FROM STATION. GOT A IRON GIRDER FOR THE FIRE PLACE. STAYED IN AT NIGHT PLAYING CARDS. RUN KEN TO WAVERTREE RD WITH TOOL BOX.

16th Thursday
FAIR. SOME RAIN LATER. GOT TO WORK 9.00. WENT OUT WITH KEN LOOKING FOR SEATE WHEELS. GOT PAID IN NOON. 36/- BOUGHT A WATCH & ACCORDION. STAYED IN AT NIGHT TRYING TO PLAY IT. SIS AND VERA GONE TO KENNY TO SEE (ELUNY BROWN).

17th Friday
FAIR. GOT TO WORK 9.00 NOTHING TO DO. WENT OUT WITH KEN WHO GOT SOME CHISELS. SIS WENT OUT TO GATEACRE WITH JUNE & PHILL SHIRLEY. GOT AN ELECTRIC MOTOR WITH KEN. STAYED IN AT NIGHT PLAYING ACCORDION.

18th Saturday
FAIR BUT COLD. GOT TO WORK 8.10 FIXED TABLE IN HUT. WENT TO GOODS YARD BROUGHT 2 CARRIERS UP. FINS ABOUT 12.30. FIXED LIGHTS ON CAB. STAYED IN REST OF NIGHT. GOT SOME POP & LEMONADE FOR SIS. CLEARED CASE OUT.

19th Sunday
FAIR. GOT UP LATE. WENT TO THE MAGNET 400. SAW (THE FIGHTING SEEBEES) OK. OILED SOME TOOLS AND... THEM A....

20th Monday
FAIR. COLD. BROUGHT THE CARRIERS UP FROM THE RAINHEAD WITH THE CIVVES. SIS AND VERA GONE TO DANCING CLASS. WENT OUT TO HALEWOOD CHURCH TO PUT BULBS IN JANES GRAVE. BROUGHT SIS BACK 11.15.

21st Tuesday
FAIR. COLD. NOT MUCH TO DO IN THE MORNING. TWO ATS CAME FROM 57 VRD FOR ADMIN. ROY WEAVING CAME FROM WREXHAM WITH A STUD FOR THE TELECMELAMIT? PLANT (CRANE/TOWER). WENT TO GATEACRE TO BRING SIS BACK 10.30.


January 1947
22nd Wednesday
FAIR. COLD. NOT MUCH DOING IN THE MORNING. GOT SOME FIRE BRICK WITH KEN. HELPED HIM TO GET THEM HOME IN THE AFTERNOON. SIS AND VERA GONE TO PICS. HAD A CUP OF TEA IN THE YMCA ON LIME ST STATION. STAYED IN AT NIGHT.

23rd Thursday
FAIR. COLD. LOAD OF CARRIERS IN THE STATION. MOVED 18 TO-DAY. GOT PAID 36/-. GOT PERMING SET FOR SIS. VERA DID IT FOR HER. LUNT DEMODED TO-DAY STAYED IN AT NIGHT. TOBY LOOKS BAD TONIGHT.

24th Friday
CLEAR. COLD. BROUGHT THE LAST 6 CARRIERS FROM RAILHEAD. TIGHTENED THE TRACKS ON OUR TOWER. WENT OUT WITH KEN TO TRY TO SELL SLATES. WENT TO A DANCING CLASS WITH SARA & VERA. NOT BAD.

25th Saturday
CLEAR. COLD. GOT TO WORK 2.00. TRIED TO WASH OUR TOWER DOWN. BUT NO GOOD. WALKED ROUND WOOLY'S WITH KEN. WENT WITH HENRY FOR A WATCH. AUNTIE ALICE CAME TONIGHT ALSO JACK. GOT A DOG (BOB) FROM DOG'S HOME.

26th Sunday
SNOW. STAYED IN BED LATE. WENT OUT TO JANE'S GRAVE ON THE D BUS. WENT TO WOOD LANE WITH THE.. CAME BACK ON THE ...

27th Monday
SNOW. GOT TO WORK 9.20. DIDN'T DO MUCH. WENT LOOKING IN THE SHOPS WITH KEN. STAYED IN AT NIGHT FIXING A HEAD LAMP. JUNE CROOK HERE BUT DIDN'T GO DANCING CLASS.

28th Tuesday
SNOW. FREEZING. WENT DOWN TO THE RAILHEAD. GOT THE LAST TWO CARRIERS UP. STAYED IN THE HUT IN THE AFTERNOON. TOOK TWO PIES HOME FOR TEA. JACK CAME TO SEE SIS AT NIGHT. VERY COLD.

29th Wednesday
SNOW. VERY COLD. STAYED IN THE HUT IN THE MORNING. WENT OUT TO HUYTON TO SEE KEN'S BROTHER. GOT OUR PHOTOS TAKEN IN THE GARDEN. STAYED IN AT NIGHT.

30th Thursday
COLD. GOT TO WORK 9.00. NOTHING DOING. GOT PAID 36/- WENT OUT TO KENS BROTHER'S AT HUYTON IN AFTERNOON. GOT A FILM OF US. GOT MODEL AIRCRAFT SET AND ALARM CLOCK £1.0.0 STAYED IN AT NIGHT. COLD

31st Friday
COLD. CLEAR. 9.00 TO WORK. WENT OUT WITH KEN TO TRY TO GET A CAMERA. WENT TO LODGE LANE BATHS. WATCH NOT READY YET. WENT TO THE KENNY SAW (THE VIRGINIAN) OK.

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