Wednesday 28 March 1973
Ethel went to MCLM. Notes Ethel refers to my grandmother Ethel May Cecilia Parkin. MCLM refers to Mile Cross Ladies’ Meeting, a women’s meeting held at Mile Cross Methodist Church – see Chapter 107.
Monday 26 March 1973
Ethel went to Norwich, paid the phone bill & had our Wilkinson small grass shears sharpened price for OAP 45p. Notes Ethel refers to Ethel May Cecilia Parkin, my grandmother. Grandma and grandad only had a phone installed in February 1973 – see Chapter 111. I believe the shears were used to trim the edges…
Sunday 25 March 1973
Ethel went twice to DMC. Notes Ethel refers to Ethel May Cecilia Parkin, my grandmother. DMC stands for Drayton Methodist Church. Grandma went tice on a Sunday – see Chapter 107.
Saturday 24 March 1973
Ethel went with some chapel folk for the day to Overstrand. Sheila also went but is coming home Sunday. It is a conference. Notes Ethel refers to Ethel May Cecilia Parkin, my grandmother. Chapel refers to the Methodist Church, in general, and Drayton Methodist Church, in particular. I am not entirely sure what the conference…
Friday 23 March 1973
Sheila came & cut both lawns. Ethel & I worked in the front garden. Weather was mild for March. Notes Sheila refers to my mother, Sheila Drew nee Parkin. Grandma and grandad had large lawns at both the front and the back of their house. They often needed cutting. Ethel refers to Ethel May Cecilia…
Thursday 22 March 1973
Ethel went to DLM. I did jobs in the garden. Weather good. Notes Ethel refers to Ethel May Cecilia Parkin, my grandmother. DLM refers to Drayton Ladies’ Meeting which was a women’s meeting held at Drayton Methodist Church – see Chapter 107.
Wednesday 21 March 1973
E & I went to fix the bird table at Mrs Davis. Notes E refers to Ethel May Cecilia Parkin, my grandmother. The bird table was one grandad made – see Chapter 109. Mrs Davis was a friend of grandma’s who lived near to Drayton Methodist Church – see index of people.
Monday 19 March 1973
Our 43rd wedding anniversary. Ethel went to Norwich, bought me a cardigan from Littlewoods price £4.99, she took our British Bonds to the bank to be cashed (£600) we bought them last June. Notes Grandma and grandad got married in 1930 – see Chapter 16. Ethel refers to my grandmother, Ethel May Cecilia Parkin. For…
Sunday 18 March 1973
Ethel went twice to DMC. Sheila, Roy, R, A & E came for tea. Notes Ethel refers to my grandmother, Ethel May Cecilia Parkin. DMC refers to Drayton Methodist Church, see Chapter 107. Sheila refers to my mother, Sheila May Drew, nee Parkin. Roy refers to my father, Royle Drew. R, A & E refers…
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. Notes Table refers to a bird…