Ellen Matilda Hanson - her journal
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November 18th 1952
Braeside New Rd Lovedean Hants
SOLD Green Lane & came here on May 5th this year.  Just a wee wood & Asbestos Bungalow  have had all conveniences put in & it’s just as comfortable as nay bigger place.  a very nice bit of ground which we are doing our best to make very beautiful and I trust that who ever has the place after us will really be a garden lover as much as me.  it may interest anyone in the future that we got £2000 for Green Lane & paid £900 for this plus additions Bathroom & Lav: with cesspit.  Gas Laid & Geyser £321.15.  Total £1221.15.  A lovely summer this year but seems we are going to have a hard winter  snow has already fallen in London. & freezing here.  have got another Bull Bitch  very sweet tempered.  we are still using Ration Book.  Butter 2oz 2/6 Marg 6 oz 1/2 Lard 2 oz 1/0 Sugar 10 oz 6½ Per week per person  Tea 5/4 lb has just come off ration  sweets still on  Players Weights 2.8 for 20 Players 3/6 for 20 cheapest Tobacco 3/6 per oz.  this year we have grown our own  Eggs 5d & 6d each & still on ration at present one each a week.  meat more plentiful but that is because some cannot afford to buy a leg of Lamb 18/-  will try & make sure price per pound  Russia still being awkward & our boys are still fighting in Korea.

Dec 2nd .  The Last month November. has been the coldest for 30 years Snow Frost & Floods.  still very cold  Margaret had an accident on her Byke  had stitches above right eye although  her arm was hurt no bones broken  the birds here are very interesting  Tits & sparrows come right into the house for feed  I saw a sparrow killing a Robin  went to save it but poor Robin was too far gone  but I notice the Robins here have been in fights for they possess either one leg or a foot has gone  now I realise from Where the song originates “Who Killed Cock Robin”