Friday 16 March 1973

I began painting the table. Ron took Ethel & they called at school for Caroline then went to Sheila’s, Elizabeth’s 8th birthday. Elizabeth came here with Ethel & Caroline. She slept here as she was going to Caroline’s birthday party tomorrow (Sat). The Queen opened the new London Bridge.


Table refers to a bird table grandad made, see Chapter 109.

Ron refers to Ron Douglas who lived next-door to grandma and grandad. Caroline Douglas was his youngest daughter and she was friends with my sister Liz (Elizabeth).

Ethel refers to my grandmother Ethel May Cecilia Parkin.

Sheila refers to my mother Sheila May Drew nee Parkin.

For more details of the Queen opening the new London Bridge, see Chapter 112.

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