Sunday 20th February, 1944

Alec’s diary continues:

No Home Guard but got up at 9.30 a.m. to meet Punch returning trumpet. Latter did not arrive. His brother brought same at 1.0 p.m. Read papers in morning then went out in afternoon. Met the gang inc. Pete and Ray Elve while on my way to get fags. Johnny out so walked out to signal station. Met Bernard on the way. He came as far as Lady Bay. Not many people about. Back at 4.30 p.m. met Frank and Bill who said Johnny asking for me. He had to go to Kenn about a calving case. He came round about 6.30 p.m. so went to Salthouse met Mrs H, Margaret* and Pat. Also Tex and Yankee John. Had a few drinks. My cold playing me up. To bed at 10.30 p.m.

*Alec also notes: Margaret died after operation 1945. DE MORTUUS NON NISSE BONAM [sic].


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