Christmas past: a transistor and a christmas bath

A second selection from my mum’s christmas books, these are all from 1963. A very important year as looking at my present list I was bought my first transistor radio, which forever afterwards went with me everywhere. I can assume that the batteries in my stocking were to power it.

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1963 present and stocking list

Next there is my mum’s “work schedule” leading up to christmas. Including the scary “…iron David’s costume for nativity”! And look, on Friday we both had a pre christmas bath!

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1963 “work schedule”

A christmas shopping list, with tinned fruit featuring very heavily, plus the old favourite “Ye Old Oak Ham”.

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And finally the ingredients and costing for the christmas cake. With marzipan at 8 shillings being the most expensive ingredient.

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christmas cake

 

 

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