Rain could not do any gardening. Ethel went with Ron to get some penicillin tablets for Barbara. She came back on the bus.
This month there are several different workers on strike. Gas men.
Ethel refers to my grandmother Ethel May Cecilia Parkin
Ron refers to Ron Douglas, one of grandma and grandad’s next-door neighbours. Barbara refers to Barbara Carpenter, their other neighbour.
For more detail of strikes at this time, see Chapter 112.