Thursday 17th February, 1944

Alec’s diary continues:

Got up at 8.30 a.m. too late to go to Tiverton or Minehead met Blizzard at East Yard walked up to West Yard. Same has 6 Double Ended roads and 21 others in two sections 6 and 15. Stayed until 10.15 a.m. walked up to Fairwater Sidings could see Silk Mills in distance. Walked back to station then caught 10.55 a.m. train for Chard. Arrived 11.35 a.m. busy place bitterly cold. No restaurants or decent cafes. Returned to station for 12.15 p.m. for Taunton. Train warm nearly slept in same. Arrived Taunton 12.50 p.m. on time. Went to Milk Bar the other end of the town and had lunch. Plenty of people there mostly Yanks. Bought some sandwiches for the evening then returned to digs. Waited until dinner over then sat by the fire. To work at 3.45 p.m. not very busy until 6.30 p.m. Very cold snow trying to fall. John came at 10.30 p.m. Had late supper at 11.00 p.m. Talked till 11.30 p.m. Girl there by the name of Chris obviously a bad type. Bed at 11.45 p.m.


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