Cynthia’s Diary – February 10 – 23, 1946


10 Sunday

Maurie came again.  Johnny and I went to Stockland Hotel in evening.  Malcolm wouldn’t come.

11 Monday

Auntie Elsie came into town with us.  Had ice in Lewis.  She went to see old ladies.  We went to see Daddy and Auntie Sis etc.  Then went to show.  Saw “A Thousand and One Nights” at Gaumont.  Had supper and went home after having drinks.

12 Tuesday

Tried to book seats at Hippodrome to see Hot Ice, impossible.  Elsie gave us £1.  Had tea Gaumont, then drinks then went to Stockland for more drinks.

13 WednesdayGaumont Theatre Birmingham

Got up early and caught 9 o’clock train.  Floods had subsided.  Got into London early.  Had drinks in Bear and Staff.  Lots of stage and screen people in there.

14 Thursday

Went to Leicester Square Theatre.  Saw George Brent in The Spiral Staircase.  Had lunch etc.  Got train 5:30 to Guildford.  Had drinks and supper.  Went to Onslow, then to show.  Saw Humphrey Bogart in Conflict.  I was sick.

15 Friday

Went to show.  It’s nice having Johnny around the house.  Hand still in bandage.

16 Saturday

Did not go to dance.  Had drink at 3 Horseshoes.  No fish and chips.

17 Sunday

Did not go to show as I’d seen one of the films.  Johnny took photo of me in the Garden.  Left on last bus.

18 Monday

Johnny came round, brought Ace.  Elaine came too.  Had supper then, curse it, he had to go back to camp, as he has to go up to the Hospital early about hand.

19 Tuesday

Went to Ewhurst with Wendy to watch her dancing.  While I was out, Johnny phoned, the poor darling’s hand is broken, so he has to go to the hospital and probably won’t get down for a few days, Oh! Gosh!  I feel like crying.  Gee, I miss him terribly and love him so very much.  Went shopping.  Had headache.  Edna phoned.  Coming 2nd March.  Ace phoned.  Coming Saturday.

20 Wednesday

Johnny phoned.  Promised I’d go and see him tomorrow.  Mummy and Pamela found out about the baby.

22 Friday

Went to Guildford 12 o’clock.  Had cup tea, caught 1:15 bus to Bramshott Hospital.  At last found Johnny.  Film on Weekend at Waldorf.  Felt faint.  Johnny got me water.  Had super there.  Got home 8 o’clock.

23 Saturday s.r.7.0, s.s.5.28

Johnny got here 2 o’clock.  Had dinner.  Went to show saw Humphrey Bogart in Casablanca.  Caught 9:30 bus home.  Ace didn’t come!



Cynthia’s Diary – February 24 – March 9, 1946


24 Sunday

Went got papers.  Went to White Heart and had drink with Johnny.  Wore his hospital blue trousers.  Darling Johnny had to leave 6-50.  Oh gosh!  It was wonderful to have him for a few hours.

25 Monday

26 Tuesday

27 Wednesday

28 Thursday

Johnny has a few days leave till Sunday.  Went to show.

1 March Fri

Johnny came.  Went met Edna in Guildford.  Cecil came in the evening.  Edna’s nice.

2 Sat

Cecil had to go to camp.  We got up to see him off.  Went had drinks in the evening.

3 Sun

Stayed in bed till late.  Boys went and had drink.  Went to White Heart in the evening.

4 Mon

Went to White Heart again.  Got quite merry.  Bought some chips.

5 Tues

Went to doctor Kettlewells.  Edna came with me.  Examined me, but could not tell much.   Have to go to the hospital Thursday.  Met Johnny and Cec in Onslow.

6 Wed

Went to Onslow again.  Cecil thinks he’ll leave Sunday.

7 Thur

Went to Hospital for Internal examination.  Verdict: I’m going to have a baby!! Of course we already knew, and so does everyone else.  Johnny for one couldn’t resist telling everyone weeks ago!!

8 Fri

Went to show.  Saw Hollywood Canteen.  Had ice-cream.  Sent form to Canadian Bureau.

9 Sat  s.r. 6:30,  s.s. 5:53

Cec left for Canada today.  Edna upset.  Johnny came.

Cynthia’s Diary – January 16 – 17, 1942

Friday 16th January

Was going to movies, but too late, good job I did not go, because Darling Bob came, went to Cranley Hotel.  All a little tipsy.  Had bottle of whisky.  Bob gave me his gloves.  Dorothy a little annoyed!  A woman drew a picture of me.  She may do another one tomorrow.  Ivan came with Bob.  He is Swedish really.  Had quite a nice time.  Bob is rather silly at times. —–


Saturday 17th January

Went to Guildford, bought corduroy slacks, saw Ivan, he did not see me.  Went to dance in evening with Charles.  He got jealous of Naughty Charles and started sulking.  Naughty Charles said I’ve got yoomp! (oomys)???  Boys shone spotlight on me.  Yippee.  Quite a good dance.  Dorothy stayed home with Gordon.  Saw lots of Canadians I know Harold, Ally, Ken etc.

Cynthia’s Diary – January 10 – 11, 1942

Saturday 10th January

Went to Guildford.  Had new coat.  Saw Ivan.  Rather disappointed.  Had cream cakes and tea at buffet.  Went to dance, Daddy treated us.  Went to “3 Horsehoes”.  Good dance.  Naughty Charles danced with me,  jealousy……. Lights went out in waltz.  Danced with Harold etc.  Saw some Satchel Court ((Sachel Court had been a large estate where Cynthia had taken pictures of the wealthy going on hunts with the hounds. It had been taken over by the “Union of Seamen” at some point, during the war. The Sachel Court girls must have been girls that worked there.)) girls.  Did not go to bed till late.  Saw Ally, John L. etc.  Had fun.


Sunday 11th January

Got up early.  Bob did not come.  Phoned.  He said he had been to Aldershot.  But would come about five.  But he didn’t .  Phoned Charles twice.  Also Cliff.  What a laugh.  Mummy, Daddy etc. went to Auntie Pat’s!  Was I disappointed that Bob did not come.  I could have gone to the pictures.