Wednesday 11th August 1915

There were a few showers. Willie was cutting tea tree on the farm. I went down to the village, I punched all the nails in the pickets. The Steamer brought some more matting & a chair for the church.

Tuesday 10th August 1915

There was a heavy shower in the morning and a lighter one in the afternoon. Wille was cutting tea tree on the farm. I went down to the Church & nailed on the remainder of the pickets on the front fence and cleared away the rubbish.

Duncan Knaggs came and fixed the cups on the gate posts, we had lunch with Mr woods in the cottage.

 

Monday 9th August 1915

It was a fine day with the exception of a rather heavy shower. There was a working bee at the Church to erect the front fence. Wille & I, Duncan Knagg’s, C. Gravatt, Jim & Jno Greenwood, Mr Neeley attended and we put up the front fence with the exception of nailing on some of the pickets, which I intend to do tomorrow. The fence and gate looks very nice.

 

Sunday 8th August 1915

It was very fine in the morning. After breakfast I walked over to Tea Point. I called in at Mr Ashworths and then went on to Mr Neely’s, but he was out so I went on to Duncan Knaggs to tell him about a working bee at the Church tomorrow. I had dinner there and Duncan, Grace and Harold & I walked back to Leigh to the service in the Hall at 2.30. Revd Southern (Methodist) conducted service, it was an intercessory & memorial service for the wounded and for the success of the war, there was a large congregation. When we came out of church it rained heavily and we had to stop in the Hall for awhile, we got wet going home. Mr & Mrs Glass & Mr Woods went up with us and staid the night & we had a musical evening.

 

Saturday 7th August 1915

It rained last night, but it turned out a beautiful day, quite hot. After breakfast I went down to the Church. I oiled 7 seats & 4 rails, had lunch with Mr Woods. Willie was working at the fence. Mr & Mrs Glass & Mr Woods came for tea and staid the night.

 

Friday 6th August 1915

It rained last night and early this morning, we did not get up very early and therefore had a late breakfast so the morning was half over when I went down to the Church. As the pickets were wet with rain I oiled two church seats and then painted 60 pickets & some rails.

 

Thursday 5th August 1915

After breakfast I went down to the Church and painted 106 pickets & some rails. I had lunch with Mr Woods, returned home for tea and in the evening I went down for the mail and attended the Library.

 

Wednesday 4th August 1915

It was a fine day. I went down to the village in the afternoon. Revd Mather called in to look at the Church and was very pleased with it. I also showed him the Library and we had a talk about book.s Duncan Knaggs sent the Church gate round that he made, and John Greenwood hauled it up to the Church.

After the Steamer went away, because she made a round trip to day, I painted some rails.

 

Monday 2nd August 1915

It was a fine day, but dull towards afternoon.

Willie was working at his fence all day. After breakfast I went down to the Church and painted the remainder of the pickets for the front fence. C. Gravatt squared one of the gate posts.

Mr Shanan & Alex Matheson called in the Church in the afternoon and were very pleased with what they  saw.