My photos of Wendy arrived. Very good. Had letter from Rae. Also one from Johnny, in hospital with tonsillitis. Went to show saw Storm Over Lisbon.
They announced VE Day will be tomorrow. Yippie
Tuesday May 8
The War is over after all these years it doesn’t
seem true. Went over to aerodrome mess
in car with Jack Fisher and wife. Played
piano. Met Canadian girl (war bride).
Everyone had holiday today. Went to dance till 2 o’clock. Marched in Torch parade with band singing and
shouting. Wonderful bonfire with
Swastika on top. All Cranleigh was lit
up and flags flying, fire-works shooting about.
Thursday May 10
Welcomed more prisoners of war. Station master etc. tried to push us off the station, but I stood my ground. Prisoners cheered. Gave them books. Deans came today on leave from Holland. Gave me pair of red clogs, handkerchief, lipstick, pair of stockings, etc.
Ethel, Mr.&Mrs. Kingdon also came round for cup
Friday May 11
Went to dance on Wednesday till 12. Welcomed more prisoners. Gave them books. Met Ken Lee from Birmingham. They’re really all the best boys from
England, all R.A.F. officers and really well spoken. It’s interesting to see their souvenirs and
talk to them. They gave us German
money. They’re all Officers in the
Saturday May 12
Went to show saw “The Adventures of Mark Twain”. Mr & Mrs. Kingdon and Ethel came for cup
to tea etc. I lost glass out of French
watch Deans had lent me, thus bending one of the hands.
Sunday May 13
Went to Bognor Regis for day with Mummy, Pam & Wendy. Went in Buttins Fair. Took bus ride to Little Hampton. All beach closed there. We could see several mines, also sea mine and aerial torpedo. Bought a portable radio on Wednesday. L12-10-0
We thought that Mr. Pinky, being an indoor cat, would appreciate a quilt that had green grass, flowers, bright colours and an outdoor theme.Â Mr. Pinky would love to go outside but we are afraid he might head for the road, and try to go to his former home in the country.Â Sometimes we take him out on a leash.Â His quilt has a rectangle that is embroidered with a pink cat outline, sitting in the long grass, chasing a bug.Â It has a pocket on the back for Catnip.
Went into Guildford.Â Got evening dress. White with red polka dots.Â Mrs. Kosten Hendricks helped me alter it as it was too long.
Went to Cranleigh College dance with Johnny in taxi with Lt. Cmdr and Mrs. Kosten and Pam.Â Had drinks etc.
Went to Onslow with Johnny.
Johnny went back today.Â Went to show
Johnny arrived to help us move.Â Went to Onslow.Â Andy, Jack and Elaine and friend came to supper.
Moved into our new house today.Â Got radio fixed up etc.
Â 20 Sunday
Went to show with Johnny.Â Also to Onslow.Â Pamela brought Andy, Elaine and Jacky to supper.
Johnny went back to camp.Â Radio broke.Â Went to show.
Wrote letters and sent off competition.
Â 23 Wednesday
Johnny came this evening.Â He has 4 days leave.
Went to show.Â Saw Hedy Lamar in â€œConflictâ€.Â Johnny stayed home, heâ€™d seen it.
Johnny and I caught 9:45 bus to Guildford, then train to London.Â Got room at Union Jack Club, Waterloo.Â Went drinking.Â Went to Lyons Brasserie.Â Then to show at Odeon.Â Saw George Raft in â€œStop Whistleâ€.
Â 26 Saturday
Had drinks, supper etc.Â Went to London Pavilion.Â Saw Bing Crosby, Bob Hope in â€œRoad to Utopiaâ€.Â Went to Brasserie.Â Got into Guildford at 7:30.Â Went had tea, then to Lion Hotel for supper and drinks.Â Met Daddy in subway train, on way to Birmingham.
Had a letter from Ivan yesterday!Â He wants me to go to London with him.Â Did not go to London last weekend after all with Bob.Â Went to Cranleigh Hotel.Â Saw staff Sergeants.Â Went to dance, only about twenty there.Â One Canadian wanted to take me home.Â Saw Ivy.Â Not many girls there, just enough to go round.Â Gordon has started his leave.
Thursday 12th March
Went to dance in truck.Â Ivy came.Â Nurses from Canada there.Â Had ticket with number and name on.Â Met lots officers.Â Tony exrayed our hands, and I put my foot under.Â Went in their mess room.Â Had cider, coffee, cakes and sandwiches.Â Saw Mrs. Rose.Â Met captain Kerr.Â Bill looks like Fred MacMurray.Â Captain looks like George Brent.