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Freda's Diaries - September/October 1943

Sept 18th


Christine and I went to the pictures at Selby saw The proud valley


Sept19th


Went to Snaith Harvest festival with Teresa and Christine on our bikes


Sept 23rd


Came back from Burn after seeing Helen Webster.


Sept 24th


Christine and I went to Samuel and Eva's for supper, played games


Sept 25th


Went to York with C bus broke down at Selby. Went to tea and pictures. Back on 10 train to Heck


Sept 26th


Battle of Britain Sunday. Home guard parade at church Arthur came to dinner. C and I went back with him. Stayed to tea. Back to Hensall Church harvest Festival. had supper with Thomas and Jessie.


Sept 27th


4 letters. War office with posting orders to Catterick. letter from Win and clothing coupons. Edna's to supper.


Sept 28th


Went to Leeds shopping. Bought navy coat, hat, shoes. Stocking etc. Home on 6 train


Sept 29th


Luggage arrived. Old air mails arrived. Supper with Bessie, Charlie and Chris


Sept 30th


Cleakheaton for the day. 3 letters


Oct 1st


Unpacking luggage, went to Heck station to find out about trains


Oct 2nd


Went to Leeds  shopping and  to pictures


Oct 3rd


Teresa half day, Mr Stead preaching at church


Oct 4th


Ironing today, packing, electricity fused. Received wedding cake from Geoff


Oct 5th


Sent luggage to Catterick, gave my presents out


Oct 6th


Saw Bessie's wedding presents. Saw Thomas about taking us to bus on Thurs am


Oct 7th


Mum and Teresa came to York with me. Met Win at Darlington, on to Richmond, then Catterick by taxi. Win and I rooming together. terribly cold


Oct 8th


On duty Ward 6 fracture ward. Saw wards 5,7,8 as am on night duty. bed in afternoon. Into Catterick shopping, shops closed. Night duty

Oct 9th


Slept all day, had 6 airmails sent up from home, a note in from mum


Oct 10th


Night duty. Got up and had tea with Win and Sister Addison


Oct 11th


A letter from Teresa. Was up at 5 to see Win


Oct 14th


Up in afternoon went to Richmond with Win, did our shopping.


Oct 16th


Walk round shops in Catterick


Oct 17th


Went to service at United Board Chapel. Full of army a few A.T.S. Albert rang up and then came to see me on the ward


Oct 19th


Went to Darlington in morning, very tired . Albert has been posted to London.


Oct 21st


Slept in. Admitted a patient at midnight from theatre


Oct 22nd


A big West African mail


Oct 23rd


Slept badly


Oct 24th


Did not go to church slept all day


Oct 26th


Went to Richmond shopping, enquired about trains home


Oct 28th


Went to cobblers and post office. No letters Slept


Oct 29th


Slept all day, new clothing coupons letters from home, Julia and Theaker


Oct 31st


Went to Methodist church lots of army there. Usual day lots of sleep still on night duty.