Wed. Nov. 11. 8.30. a.m. [1942]
# ARMISTICE DAY 1918 RECALLED
# RON GIVES A.P.O. ADDRESS – LOCATION UNKNOWN
# ROSE’S DEATH AND FUNERAL
# SCALDING ACCIDENT
# WILL’S BICYCLE GOES MISSING

Most of the first paragraph is a recollection of Armistice Day in 1918 when Rene was 5 years old and the family lived at ‘Rosedale’ near the Chapel (see Village Map). Rene is perhaps a little older in the photograph probably taken around 1920.

Sibsey, near Boston, is marked on the East Lincolnshire Map.

Grandma Thorpe is believed to have been May’s mother’s father’s second wife.

Percy Ranson, husband of Rose Hill’s daughter Ciss was meant here (see 22 Mar. 1942).

Tony Lister, from London, was staying with his aunt, Miss Lister (see 27 Jan. 1942).

It is thought that Dinah Kirk’s (see 19 Jan. 1942) scalding incident arose from, or triggered, the first of the epileptic fits from which she suffered.

Miss Mudd was a visiting family-friend who had previously stayed as a holidaymaker. The ‘usual place’ was the ‘Vine Hotel’ (see 5 Nov. 1941), regularly frequented by Dinah’s father, occasionally accompanied by her mother.

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