Ellen Matilda Hanson - her journal
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Jan 1st 1953
Dick got up OK to get the 7.5 bus to work.  Guess he’ll feel tired.  I never got up till 9.15  missed the Fishman so have missed my new laid eggs also which I need  however can’t have it all ways.

Jan 12th
All last week the GrandChildren were here  Richard Roger Peter Ianthe & Judith  Dick stayed with Derwent in Portsmouth yesterday   Der & Marg: came up for day & took I & J back.  Ianthe was 10 years old on Sat: she is a big girl  in fact all the children are big for their age.  in Afternoon we had a business chat with Der & we have sold him the £200 policy of the Provident Ass: of London.  we are keeping it in our name & he is paying us the future premium, he has already paid us what we paid so when it’s finished in 1965 the £200 plus. is his or should anything happen to Dick before then whatever there is to come from it belong to Derwent.  Dick must make a proper will so that there will be no bother  we need the money at the moment & he has provided it.  I made the suggestion to David when he was here at Xmas but he wasn’t interested.  as fa
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Feb
This First week end has been a most terrible one for those on the East Coast & in Holland  Gales & Flooding  a thousand odd & more to come have lost their all & lives in Holland   in England. between 4 & 5 hundred  the figures are not yet known  “Canvey Island” is absolutely swamped  it Came so suddenly that people were caught unaware whilst in bed at night  today the Sun is shining & there isn’t too much wind but still a nasty north wind which must be worse on the Coast than here.