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The diaries of Joan Marion Drake (1940-1945) detail six years of the life of a young English school-child during WWII. She was the daughter of a farmer, dutiful to her studies, and she remarks on the war.

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PERSONAL MEMS.

Name of School [] High [School] Address of School . . . . . School Colours Navy and Yellows Form No. Size in Collars Size in Gloves 6 1/2 Size in Hats Size in Shoes and Boots 3 Bank Book No. Bicycle No. Savings Certificate Reg. No. Season Ticket No. Watch No.

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6 /- WEIGHT RECORD. Date. Stones. Pounds. Ounces.

HEIGHT RECORD. Date. Feet. Inches.

This diary belongs to Name Joan Drake Address Windyridge Sutton Ely, Cambs.

If found, please return. Postage will be refunded.

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31 Days JANUARY, 1940 1st Month N.B.—Summer Time is used in the Sun and Moon Data given in this Diary.

Circumcision MON. 1 We were gliding on some ice near Darby's Played dolls

Last Quarter, 4.56 a.m. TUES. 2 went to Sutton in morning went sliding on Kings pond.

WED. 3 The sweep came. We played buccaneer all the morning. went to Witcham in afternoon

THUR. 4 went sliding on the eve Haddenham came home hungry. stayed in afternoon

Sun Rises, 8.5; Sets, 4.5 FRI. 5 morning helped Mummy went sliding on ditch at Witching

Epiphany SAT. 6 played with dolls house went to Mrs. Vye's for tea

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JANUARY, 1940 SUN. 7 did not go to chapel Patsy was ill had a fit Daddy played violin. MON. 8 Took Patsy down to Witcham painted labels for [celler?] ration. Went to Sybil's party. TUES. 9 Went to Sutton for haircut went to meet Janet from school drew a plan of Witcham. WED. 10 Started school again THUR. 11 Mummy went to Ely I started my pink [bed-socks.?] FRI. 12 The Central Foundation School acted us a play about the school. Went sliding on King's pond. SAT. 13 went for music lesson. In afternoon went down to [Mepal?] with Daddy and [sled?]

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31 Days JANUARY, 1940 1st Month 2nd Sunday after Epiphany

Sun. 14 went to Chapel in Morning. Stayed at home in afternoon

MON. 15 Very very cold Sheila and I were immunised.

TUES. 16 Janet was immunised

WED. 17 First Quarter, 6.21 p.m. went to Sutton for rehersal

THUR. 18 We went to New Years Party. did our play. Kind[] Hearts.

Sun Rises, 7.57 ; Sets, 4.24 FRI. 19 Made £4 12s 6d at concert.

SAT. 20 I went to Mepal with Daddy skating. When I came home I could skate. Janet and

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