☰ Captain Arthur David Linklater (1870-1951)
A final romp through the roaring forties will get us to the end of Dum's ‘8vo Annual’.
|1 January||Transferred to Southampton||2|
|6 May||Furniture removed from “26”|
|9 May||Handed over “26”|
|1 June||Moved to 5 Donnington Grove [in Southampton]||3|
|30 January||Front room let at £1.||4|
|10 March||Whiteleys bought furniture of “26” for £60||5|
|10 March||Bennison paid Hunter £40 towards discharge of mortgage||*|
|10 March||Hunter's mortgage now stands at £15 + 5% interest||*|
|19 June||Coombs called at office & inquired if I would go to Liverpool|
|25 August||To Liverpool||6|
|2 February||Mrs Smith's charges including sitting room. Single full board 25/- Single without lunch £1.0.0|
|19 May||Learned through Robert I am required to remain in Liverpool for “duration.”|
|6 June||W.P. to Liverpool and shifted to Wallasey village||7|
|Xmas||This year at 3 Gainsborough Road Wallasey in two furnished rooms. W.P. here also. Furniture in storage at London. Still got 36 Chepstow villas, empty and on our hands.|
|25 January||By mutual agreement 26 Chepstow Villas handed back to ground landlord I agreeing to pay them £10 in lieu of “dilapidations” etc My liability on the house ran to June 24th so saved a few months ground rent by this arrangement. Thank Heavens we are cleared of this property.|
|17 April||Removed to 20 Burton Avenue, Wallasey|
|17 November||Moved to 19 Webster Avenue, Wallasey. Furniture delivered from London. Two rail containers|
|Xmas||...To be clear of these miserable lodgings is great.|
Finally, before leaving the ‘Annual’ there are also a couple of mysteries on which I can shed no further light whatsoever.
|26 April 1939||Opened Square-rigged Club at “26”. 22 people turned up for opening|
|13 August 1941||Meg and Betty to Jones the Butcher. Very sorry to lose such good old friends.|
So far as I know Dum kept no further records in the way of diaries etc. after 1946, but the odd nugget or two is to be found in some of his letters.