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21st March 2017

Good evening eveyone,

Well yesterday was wet, very wet! I normally stay undercover, not yesterday, I woke to a message from from KnowHow, "We will deliver your washing machine between 1200hrs and 1600hrs", panic, first I knew about it. Waterproofs on and head for the flat.

The washing machine turned up at 1315hrs and was down for delivery only, second panic of the day had hoped it would be delivery, install and recycle the old one! The lads on the van did it for me, £10 and a small case of beer, thank you lads :)

So its a big thank you again to SSAFA, the Royal British Legion and KnowHow. Another thank you needs to go to the lorry driver who drove through the big puddle next to the path I was on and soaked me! If I could have seen the name on the side I of your wagon I would have complained to your company, I had so much water in my eyes I couldn't see it properly, I did say a few choice words very loudly.

Today was a different start, bright and sunny, I was up early, I had an uncomfortable night with the legs so was glad to stir. I headed for Port Talbot, an hours ride down the road. It was a rough start in Goytre cemetery, some of it is steep, one grave stood out, an unknown Airman from the Second World War, not often I come across these.It was then down to Taibach and the churches, parks and schools, I ended up with twelve new memorials.

Four memorials in St Thedores Church had been in Glan-yr-Afon School, the new school was built (so I told) they no longer wanted the memorials, I find it sad that they no longer want to celebrate the former pupils that made the ultimate sacrifice for the pupils of the future. The church is seeking permission to install the memorials in church, I hope they are successful. Another one I came across after a tip off, I do like do like a good tip off, was in a junior school, it is being closed and demolished next year, their is some concern with staff as to what will happen to it.

Tomorrow I head back to the flat and a mountain of washing...

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