23rd/24th December 1918

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23rd-24th December 1918: A pre-Christmas shock knocks all the stuffing out of Adela – her Father’s cheques have not come through and her account is almost empty – with rent, rates and taxes for Broadgate still to pay and an … Continued

20th December 1918

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20th December 1918: A frozen Adela writes to Edgar from work – just a short note after a hectic evening at No3. The troops are gathering for Christmas and D. Ambrose brought the twins back from Downside for the holidays. … Continued

19th December 1918

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19th December 1918: Adela is exhausted after her late night and wonders if it was all worth it – despite the fun. She decides not to indulge in a new evening dress until Edgar is due home. To make the … Continued

18th December 1918

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18th December 1918: Things are looking up for Adela – post from Edgar, some Christmas treats lined up with friends – and a new hat! Her future employment is secure – if she has no more near misses with the … Continued

17th December 1918

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17th December 1918: Edgar’s letters are also a source of amusement for Adela’s fellow boarders – they notice how happy she is when the post has arrived. Tea with Daisy, Maggie and the Mater at Waring and Gillows. More Christmas … Continued

16th December 1918

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16th December 1918: No letter from Edgar today – the post is back to its old tricks. Adela’s brother in law caught flu when home on leave and now doesn’t need to go back to France for another month: “Some … Continued

15th December 1918

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15th December 1918: The postal service has improved and Adela now has two letters from Edgar, plus his Christmas present has arrived in France safely. Adela is finding it hard to chose presents for other people, as they give her … Continued

13th December 1918

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13th December 1918: Adela is feeling really low tonight – the fact that Edgar won’t be home for Christmas is taking it’s toll on her health and she has a fainting spell at work. She doesn’t relish the idea of … Continued

11th December 1918

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11th December 1918: Edgar isn’t very pleased with life at the moment – presumably he has broken the news to Adela that he can’t get Christmas leave. Meanwhile his birthday present from Adela has gone to the wrong Reception Camp … Continued

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