Week 41 : 9th-15th October 1966

Diary Shelf

Around the world this week in 1966:-

  • October 9th – Born: David Cameron, in Marylebone, London.
  • October 10th – The Beach Boys released “Good Vibrations”, their most popular record ever. The song would reach No. 1 in the charts in the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand and Malaysia.
  • October 10th – Born: Tony Adams, English footballer with 65 appearances in the national team, in Romford, Essex.
  • October 14th – The 900th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings was observed, celebrating the pivotal October 14, 1066 confrontation of the Norman Conquest of England, the death of King Harold II, and the beginning of a new regal dynasty under William the Conqueror. To mark the occasion, the General Post Office released 197,000,000 commemorative four-penny stamps throughout. Philatelists purchased sheets of the stamps for their collections, and some found printing errors that increased the rarity (and the value) of their purchase.
  • October 14th – After his return from his tour of South Vietnam, U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara sent a secret memo to President Johnson conceding that the U.S. effort in the Vietnam War was failing. “The prognosis is bad that the war can be brought to a satisfactory conclusion within the next two years… I see no reasonable way to bring the war to an end soon.”

But here’s what’s occupying Peggy this week:-

Sunday 9th October 1966
Haven’t done a great deal today – face still aching. Joan rang this morning. Tim going on all right. He’s away for the weekend. Shampoos and sets all round this afternoon. (Phil must have looked fetching!)

Monday 10th October 1966
Keep Fit very poorly attended so the class will probably close. It will at least give me another evening in!! Work piling up – am not having it very easy since Mr Murray has been gone!!

Tuesday 11th October 1966
Gave Young Wives a miss tonight. Mary did the collecting for me. Cyril and I had a busy evening assembling Philip’s train and lines for Christmas. Cyril bought the lines etc. today – and Gill’s birthday present. He came home with £8 Green Shield stamps!! Licking and sticking!

Wednesday 12th October 1966
PTA – Mary Morgan 2pm
We had a very nice luncheon party in my office today – Mrs James’ and my anniversary!! One year! Cyril joined us. Afterwards I went to Mary Morgan’s and we got organised for the bonfire party. Baked a fruit cake this evening.

Thursday 13th October 1966
PTA 7:45pm
Worked this morning, badminton pm. PTA meeting wasn’t very enlightening. Could have employed my time better by  staying at home baking!! Tooth aching a lot so have rung the dentist.

Friday 14th October 1966
Went to see Mr Ross this morning. He pulled some bits of tooth out – so maybe it’ll improve now!! Got a lift to Esher – did the bank and shopping – bus back and did an hour in the office. Baked all evening. Joan rang.

Saturday 15th October 1966
Doris & Will today.
Up early this morning and had a very busy Saturday morning. Cyril and I went to the village for veg before Cyril left for Welling. We were delighted to see Doris walking much better than we’ve seen her for many months. Lovely day. I even did a machine load of washing before they got back. It dried too and I’ve ironed it this evening. Cyril took Doris and Will home about seven and was back at 9:30pm



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