Monday 5 March 1973
Did odd jobs in my cabin. Cleaned mower. Notes Grandad had a purpose-built workshop in his back garden which he referred to as a cabin (see Chapter 109).
Thursday 22 February 1973
Tidied up my cabin. Ethel went to DLM. Notes The cabin grandad refers to was a purpose-built workshop at the back of their house. Ethel refers to Ethel May Cecilia Parkin, my grandmother. DLM stands for Drayton Ladies’ Meeting which was based at Drayton Methodist Church and which was started by my grandmother in 1964…
Wednesday 14 February 1973
Snow again in the morning. Very cold. I put on my over-alls & did odd jobs in my cabin first time wearing overalls this year. Gas workers went on strike or a go slow as from midnight Tuesday. Notes Cabin refers to a purpose-built woodworking cabin that grandad had at his house/bungalow. The gas workers’…