Posted by: Shellca | 1 April 1938

1938 April

Friday, 1 April 1938

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Cross-country after Gym (let out a bit earlier).

Saturday, 2 April 1938

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6½. Stamps from Sanders.

4d. Gibbons stamp monthly.

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Trousers back.

Sent postal to Youth Hostels, headquarters
for 5/9 :-

registration fee – 6d.
Booklet – 7d.
Map – 7d.
illustrated booklet – 7d.
Sheet bed – 3/6
= 5/9 .

Started to clean bicycle

Monday, 4 April 1938

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Cross Country Practise.

Had 2 letters & parcel this morning (all Postman brought :- Sanders free list, Gibbons approvals, Youth Hostels association Handbook, membership card, map, sheet, & illustrated book. Membership card ni is OX 2/38 0362.

Wednesday, 6 April 1938

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No M. Wonder.

Cross Country run. I was 8th. (in Senior race)
I believe [Sensons?] lost the Junior race by about 4 points, in the Senior, only six ran :- (in order of finishing) Greenwood, myself, Singer, Stocker, Ridgeway, Gurney. (Ridgeway may have been before Stocker.) Ridleys won I believe.

Thursday, 7 April 1938

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Broke up in the afternoon.

Friday, 8 April 1938

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Filled in hole in orchard.

Much talk about now about a farm. Try & get “Pheasantries,” Ellesborough. Dad went & saw agent, & next day or so, Mum & Dad went & looked over house. Dad saw agent again, afterwards wrote letter, saying the improvements he needed – new gates, pump, well cover, etc.

Saturday, 9 April 1938

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To Aylesbury.

Palm Sunday, 10 April 1938

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Took shed to pieces.

Monday, 11 April 1938

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Took one henhouse to pieces.

Tuesday, 12 April 1938

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Took barbed wire from meadow down, posts out, & with Dad, who helped take posts out, rolled up the wire.

Wednesday, 13 April 1938

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Aunt Bet here. Sent P.O. Savings book in.

Went & had a look at “Pheasantries” from road, & from woods at back. Saw rabbits & joey squirrel in woods. Found a few fossils.

Mr. Frank Howe fetched Aunt Bet in evening.

Thursday, 14 April 1938

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Took another henhouse to pieces in morning. Dad went to estate agents.

Warren & Rene brought by Mr. & Mrs. Fisher about 5:30 P.M.

Good Friday, 15 April 1938

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Walked up to Pearce’s (all of us; myself, Jane, Warren & Rene) to take eggs.

Saturday, 16 April 1938

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We cycled to Rowsham (to take Doris’ birthday present).

Sunday, Easter, 17 April 1938

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Warren, Mother, & I, went to Communion in early morning. Helped Uncle Will in morning & afternoon.

Monday ~ Bank Holiday, 18 April 1938

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Went with spade & trowel over to Hall End, & dug by the foundations of the former farmhouse.

In afternoon, Mr. & Mrs. Fisher came for Warren & Rene. We visited Hall End (again for Warren, Rene, Jane & I) after tea.

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