Thursday, July 29, 2010

Week of 17 October 1927

Monday, 17 October 1927

Edwardstone House

I dug up all the remaining potatoes today. Betty and Pippa went for a walk in the morning. Betty had a mathematics lesson in the evening and I drove the teacher back to Sudbury.

Several house martins appeared today - probably from further north.

Tuesday, 18 October

We put the last two lights on the greenhouse today.

Sweeping up leaves and other jobs. Pippa drove to Sudbury in afternoon. I drove to Colchester station and met Polly who arrived by 6.20 train from London.

We started using the "Cozy" stove in the dining room this day.

Wednesday, 19 October

Polly and Pippa practised changing wheels on the car this morning. Pippa and Betty drove to Aldham Hall, north of Marks Tey, to a meet of the Colchester Garrison Beagles - they got back at about 6 pm.

Polly and I went to tea with Miss Dilling and her two brothers at Street End. The strawberry bed cleaned and dug today.

Thursday, 20 October

Carpenter finished the digging of strawberry bed. I worked in the West Kitchen garden.

Pippa and Betty to Ipswich in the morning - and sweeping up weeds in afternoon.

Friday, 21 October

I cleared off weeds from the Western Kitchen garden and put them on bonfire heap. Carpenter scythed the grass on the East side of the road in front of the house. Polly, B and B drove to Sudbury in afternoon.

Mr, Mrs and Miss Dyer from Beech House just across the road came to tea. Went round the garden before tea and over the house afterwards.

Saturday, 22 October

Planted some belated strawberry plants - odd jobs.

Good day for writing and paying bills, etc.

Sunday, 23 October

Johnny Evans called up on telephone from Earls Colne to suggest himself for lunch today.

Polly and I went to Edwardstone Church in the morning. J. Evans turned up bringing a jugful of milk for his lunch, and took nothing else! He looked very seedy, we thought, and talked very much of his health. He left shortly after 4 pm.

Our wireless very poor today.

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