1st December 1918

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1st December 1918: [Edgar’s 30th birthday] Adela has had a long day out with friends, and has a fainting spell. Fortunately she was visiting Daisy in the Mater’s bedroom at the time and Nannie came to the rescue. She recovers … Continued

30th November 1918

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30th November 1918: Adela has been to the theatre with friends and the plot is still buzzing round her head. Maggie & Joe were at the Grove in the evening; Alfred is home for the weekend. Early Mass at St … Continued

29th November 1918

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29th November 1918: Adela has had an amazing day – when everything seems right with the world – despite the November weather. Her mood seems to rub off on everyone she meets. Alfred is coming to the Grove for the … Continued

28th November 1918

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28th November 1918: More angst for Adela about the family home, Broadgate. The journey home is a disaster – the lift in the Tube breaks down and Adela is not very impressed with her fellow travellers. She also doesn’t think … Continued

27th November 1918

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27th November 1918: Adela is feeling decidedly overworked – her boss is still away. The main culprits are the Belgians – who cause her no end of grief! Dinner with the Mater – with so few family home they dine … Continued

26th November 1918

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26th November 1918: Souvenirs from the war make their way home. Picnicking in the bosses warm office almost ends in disaster – Adela is proving a lively influence on her work mates. Meanwhile at the Grove poor Daisy is still … Continued

25th November 1918

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25th November 1918: Monday morning and Adela is back at work – annoyed that they stopped her pay whilst sick – but glad that she is now in a different group with friend Coonie. She is pleased to hear that … Continued

24th November 1918

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24th   November 1918: A day of departures at the Grove – Alfred back to base and ETA begins his journey to Gibraltar. All the children at Downside crescent are in bed with colds – so not much of an … Continued

23rd November 1918

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23rd November 1918: There seems to be quite a party gathered for dinner at the Grove tonight. Tomorrow will be Joe & Maggie’s 9th wedding anniversary. Poor Alfred has had some bad news and Daisy is still in bed. [When … Continued

22nd November 1918

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22nd November 1918: Adela is now back in her own room at Howitt Road – she recounts the uncomfortable night she spent in a borrowed woollen nightgown at the Grove! Edgar’s camera cannot be found, despite a good search of … Continued

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