Thursday 10 April 1919
"When I went to work this morning I bought the Daily Mirror.
The Belle boat* that was in the dry dock has gone out and the Faraday has gone in.
When I was going on my 3.15 Journey I didn't go round South.
Pennycock came back today to be Head Messenger.
Mum put a sausage roll in with my lunch today.
I went out at 6pm and bought some monkey nuts at Pitchers for Mum. I cleaned my boots and leggings this evening.
Weather: - Cold. rainy. Moderate wind. No snow."
*The Belle paddle steamers ran from London to ports like Clacton, Sothend and other harbours around the south coast. They were originally owned by the London Woolwich & Clacton-on-Sea Steamship Co. established in 1888. Although the company itself went into liquidation in 1915, the Belle continued to operate for many years after.