1943 Diary

YHedgesEC19260127v1.pdf

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1943 Diary

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Mentions anniversary of death of Uncle George December 1942. Daily activities for January and some of February and sporadic entries after that. Writes of going to pictures and walks. Contains some telephone numbers and addresses of friends.

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1943

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Multi-page booklet

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IBCC Digital Archive

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YHedgesEC19260127v1

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MEMORANDA
In loving memory of my dear uncle George Died December 1941.

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1943 JANUARY

4 Mon.
Nothing unusual went in Kaths house.
5 Tues.
Hard day at work.

6 Wed.
Finished work 5.20 also went to the Majestic.

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7. Thurs.
Washed my hair
Bed early


9 Sat.
An exciting day Rosie had a fight with Mrs Noon also Dora. I will pay her back. Whent [sic] to Majestic

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1943 JANUARY

10 Sun.
Mum had a fight with Mrs Noon Rosie came round to dinner
7 o’clock went to the Gloria

11 Mon.
Did not go to wok Buses broke down half a day
Went for a walk with Kath

12 Tues.
Went to work
Came home stopped in all night
9.30 went to bed.

13 Wed.
Went for some chips
Also went to the Gloria saw both films.

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14 Thur.
Nothing important went to fetch some chips I went to bed at 10’clock

15 Fri.
Went to music lessons came home
Mrs Evans was in our house.
16 Sat.
Finish work 12 0’clock
Tried to get to the pictures in town
Finished at the Majestic

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1943 JANUARY

17 Sun.
Went to the Majestic 7 o’clock went dancing came home with Ray Gadsby.

18 Mon.
Went for a walk with Kath met Ray Upton also Jack
Ray took me home

19 Tues.
Went to the Gloria saw Woman at War it was very good.

20 Wed.
Went to the Majestic not bad

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21 Thur.
Went to the Gloria it was very good
Also had shots from Eric

22 Fri.
Went to music lessons not getting on very good

23 Sat.
Finish work 120’clock Also went to the Majestic saw “ Lew Ayes” in Doctor and the Debutant.

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1943 JANUARY

24 Sun.
Went to the Majestic 3-15 also went to the Gloria 7o’c not bad

25 Mon.
Went to the Gloria again bought some chips 6D a plate not going there again its clear.

26 Tues.
Went to A.R.P took 1 rote out went for a walk came home.

27 Wed.
My birthday Mum bought me a handbag also Rosie Jesie bought me a broach

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28 Thur.
Had a letter from Ivy come home from work had early night in bed.

29 Fri
Did not go to music lessons went to the Majestic.

30 Sat.
Went to the Gloria had chips in Mrs Turners, Jim came to meet me. I did not turn up

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1943 JANUARY

2 Tues.
Went down Raths house a party on our own had a nice evening

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5 Fri.
Went to Music lesson Joe came home on leave.

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1943 APRIL

10 Sat.
Went for a walk with Kath also met Len and his friend Henry, Saw them back on the train

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1943 APRIL

11 Sun.
Went to the station to meet Len and Henry had a wonderful day went to the Park & Pictures

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1943 MAY

[inserted] 4 leaf clover [/inserted]

8 Sat.
Derbys War Week
I was in the big parade it rained but the parade was OK.

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1943 JUNE

10 Thurs.
The fall of Pantelleria 1943 British Victory.

12 Sat.
LENS BIRTHDAY

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1943 DECEMBER
JANUARY ENGAEMENTS
2 – Sun CHARLIE BRI 7067
3 – Mon. ROSIE FOREST HILL 1764
4 – Tues. JIM MUM GRANGE 1516
5 – Wed. Mrs WIGHT ORP 1748

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TELEPHONE NUMBERS
Eric Speed
Jim Downing
Lennie Gilbert

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JX 38883
FX 16R
HMS Collingwood
Fareham
Hants
[deleted]T/10686896
616 AA Coy RASC
Northwood Camp
Nr Lowes I.O.W [/deleted]

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NOTES
On December 2nd 1942 I went to the Park Hotel dance had a wonderful time came home with all the messengers.
Celebrated Derek going in the army next day
On December 3rd Made a new friend Kathleen.
On December 5th Eric went in the Navy. I missed him a lot.

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NOTES
4 o’clock GOOD FRIDAY WE WENT TO LITTLEATON FAIR WITH KATH HAD A GOOD TIME I WON A BUTTER FDISH MULK JUG ALSO SUGAR BASIN WAITED A LONG TME FOR THE BUS WE GOT WET THROUGH 8O’CLOCK WE WENT TO THE PLAS A DANCING PAID 3/- TO GO IN MET 2 VERY NICE BOYS WHEN WE CAME OUT.

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B Hedges, “1943 Diary,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed January 18, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/17950.

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