Nov. 1st. Sun. 10.15. p.m. [1942]
# DISTANT GUNFIRE DISTURBS
# HOT DRINKS RESTRICTED BY RATIONING
# HEAVY BOMBING AND RAF CASUALTIES IN SKEGNESS
# MORE WEDDING PRESENTS ARRIVE

Miss Nellie West, a colourful local ‘character’ and accomplished singer, Mrs Hipkin’s sister, lived at ‘Little Hanby’ near the Vicarage. They were believed to have been related to Lord Addison (see 21 Jan. 1942) and may have been connected with the family previously at Wests’ farm, later Hallgarths’, opposite (see Village Map).

‘M. Ward’ refers to Louth Infirmary Maternity Ward where Ciss had a child which was stillborn.

Percy Tyler was Flossie’s elder brother. Their father was Will Tyler. The family lived in half of ‘Ashleigh Villa’ near Tylers Bridge. Flossie had attended the village school at the same time as Rene.

John Walker was probably the Royal Artillery captain (later, major) who had moved to the area earlier in the wartime.

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