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Diary November/December 1945

Nov 1st


X ray appears good. To have plaster cut down to single spica this weekend.


Nov 2nd


Teresa and Mary went to Reading. Said goodbye, leaving tomorrow going to M.E.F.


Nov 6th


Went over to Cambridge hospital by ambulance. Plaster cut down to single spica.


Nov 7th


Thomas, Jessie and David came down to see me. Up for 1st time, but could only stand


Nov 8th


Aunty Elsie died


Nov 9th


Thomas etc went home


Nov 10th


Aunty Elsie funeral at Hensall Church. Haven't heard from Bessie for a long time


Nov 16th


Jack came over for the afternoon. Stayed until 5.30. Win arrived at 5 from Germany -on leave. Win stayed in the sisters mess here.


Nov 17th


Win went to Crookham in the morning. Looked at her shopping in the afternoon and evening.


Nov 19th


Win left to go home on leave


Nov 20th


Mr Walker - minister came to see me


Nov 22nd


Rachel Shepherd came along to see me at tea time


Nov 23rd


Had a letter from home. Aunty Gertie is very ill, in Pontefract Infirmary

Nov 26th


Aunty Gertie died at 1pm. Win came down, staying at South Western Hotel


Nov 27th


Win came along to see me in a.m. Jenny Wren, Molly Brown and Win all here in p.m.


Nov 28th


Win here all day. Had a hair do. Aunty Gertie's funeral


Nov 29th


Win returns to B.A.O.R. today


Nov 30th


Mr Walker and Miss Hobbs came along to see me


Dec 3rd


Jack Summers came along to see me in evening prior to B.A.O.R. Went to theatre had plaster removed and walking iron and caliper applied


Dec 5th


Up and about, felt okay. Flowers arrived from Jack Summers,big bunch of chrysanths


Dec 6th


Walking better. Kay arrived to see me for an hour


Dec 8th


Not walking so well today, leg painful


Dec 9th


Leg much the same


Dec 10th


Leg very painful today. Seen by Major Griffiths to go into spica again


Dec 11th


Into plaster of paris today under anaesthetic, recovered in a ward in Cambridge hospital


Dec 12th


Miss Hall (person Edna met in Kellington) ex QA came over to see me. ( Edna is mums sister and she lived in Kellington)


Dec 14th


Hilda Theaker over for day -chatting etc Brought me some violets


Dec 15th


Kay was discharged after 8 weeks in hospital, miss her very much


Dec 17th


Christmas cards arriving

Mum's diaries finish here. But in the back are a few dates
Go home Jan 23rd 1946
Boarded out 24-6-46 ( not sure of meaning of this)
Leave ends 24-9- 46