Sun Mar 1 /42 9 o.c. pm
# NEW SKEGNESS SAVINGS BANK VISITED
# NEWS OF SERVING NEPHEWS
# CANNED FRUIT PLENTIFUL IN SKEGNESS SHOPS
# EX NEIGHBOUR VISITED
# GERMAN EQUIPMENT CAPTURED IN DARING RAID

Rudyard Kipling’s book was ‘Just So Stories’, first published in 1902.

The superscript in the reference to tins of pineapple was unclear – either D or O. If D it could have referred to the old price, rather than the assumed O which could have meant weight in ounces.

Mr C probably meant Jack Coote, Frank’s father (see 28 Jan. 1941). Note: Support for the full reproduction, in this blog, of the original Diary entries referring to his parents and family has kindly been given by Mr Paddy Coote, although he does not necessarily agree with the opinions expressed by May Hill.

Walter Clarke farmed at ‘Tower Farm’, north of ‘The Grange’ on Sea Bank Road (see Village Map)

The British 1st Parachute Brigade, with RAF and Navy support, captured German anti-aircraft radar equipment at Bruneval, near Le Havre, France on 27th -28th February 1942.

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