Aug. 6-13, 1945: Second World War Journals of Doc Alexander

Aug. 6 – Everything packed – we move off at 1 P.M. at Aldershot and board a special leave train for London. At 10:15 I leave King’s Cross Station for Edinburgh and Glasgow. Manage to get a third class sleeper and have a pretty good trip up.

Aug. 7 – Arrive in Glasgow at 10 A.M. and at Muirs at 12 Noon. Have spent a quiet but enjoyable day. Start back for London tomorrow night.

Aug. 8 – Went shopping today and had lunch with Mr. Muir, then went to the usual tea at Craig’s. Helen phoned at 5 P.M., so I went to Edinburgh and spent the evening with her.

Aug. 9 – Am leaving from Waverly station tonight for London. I am staying at the Calidonian Hotel. Helen was down this afternoon for a while. I caught the 7:50 at Waverly Station and started for London.
Arrived in London at King’s Cross Station at 6:30 A.M. Caught the underground to Victoria, had breakfast, got cleaned up and at 9:25 A.M. caught the train for Worthing.

Aug. 10 – We went out to Sleepy Hollow Hotel and visited Mrs. Earl, then came home and spent the evening.

Aug. 12 – Sunday, just writing for dinner and will catch the 3:35 for London. Expect to go to Reading tomorrow morning. A lot of excitement about Japan but nothing definite yet.

Aug. 13 – Caught the 9:25 train from Waterloo and arrived at Fords in Reading before lunch time. All are well there and I was given a great reception. In the afternoon, we drove to Bearwood, Wokingham and Hurst, revisiting all the old spots I used to know.


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About Rob Alexander

I am a writer, photographer and historian and the author of The History of Canmore, published by Summerthought Publishing of Banff, AB.

2 responses to “Aug. 6-13, 1945: Second World War Journals of Doc Alexander”

  1. nancy m hayes says :

    Love your story Rob. Keep writing!!!

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