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…
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…
Monday 12 March 1973
Ethel went to Norwich. I cleaned the lawn mower. Notes Ethel refers to my grandmother Ethel May Cecilia Parkin.
Wednesday 7 March 1973
Budget from the Daily Mail – OAP goes up to Husband & Wife £12.50 weekly. Maximum allowance for income tax £1,000. Ethel went to Norwich. OAP increase begins October 1st. I raked the back lawn. Started wearing my body belt, first time since I had shingles last year. Notes For more details of the budget…
Monday 26 February 1973
Ethel went to Norwich at 13.45. Man came from Suttons and tuned the piano, price £2.50. Notes Ethel refers to my grandmother – Ethel May Cecilia Parkin. Suttons was a music shop located in Exchange Street (see Chapter 93). Currently, there is a hair salon, Savino and Coombes there.
Friday 23 February 1973
Ethel went to Norwich. Weather, rain, snow, one peal of thunder & flash of lightning. Notes Ethel refers to Ethel May Cecilia Parkin, my grandmother.
Monday 19 February 1973
At 08.50 man came to connect the telephone left 11.00. Ethel went on 11.45 bus to Norwich. Notes Although grandma and grandad had lived in their house since 1964, they only had a telephone connected in 1973 (see Chapter 111).