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Diary Entries for : January 1976

Thursday, 1st January 1976

Got up ay 11.00am, went to nan Savages when I got there no one was in so I stayed in the shed listening to my cassette. Went Good Companions saw my Grandad through the front door going to the toilet, so I ran round the back and found him in the loo. He took me in and we stayed there for about 45 minutes, I had five half’s of lager. Had dinner at 4pm, Dad picked me up because it was snowing

Friday, 2nd January 1976

Went town with Nan and Mum. I went on my own, got a Monkee’s LP, waited on car park for 15 minutes in the rain, got soaked so I walked home, mum picked me up half way down Padgate Lane. They went Good Companions at dinner I stayed in all afternoon and night. Still fancy Catherine Deakin*. Very windy at night blew Don’s wall down and a tile off our roof and a few other peoples houses. *Catherine Deakin ( aka the Iron Maiden one of the Fab Four )

Saturday, 3rd January 1976

Went Nan’s for dinner very windy today, had a boring day stayed in in afternoon watched tele. Mum and Dad went out at night, stayed in. On my papers this morning there were tiles missing off peoples roofs and fences down due to the gales last night. Dads friend and wife came later I didn’t get to bed till 1.50am.

Sunday, 4th January 1976

Went Nan’s in morning till 1.30pm, had my dinner, walked it, it was raining going and coming back. Taped some records in the afternoon. Mum and Dad never went out at night. Had a bath ready for school tomorrow. Never went out at night watched tele

Monday, 5th January 1976

Started back at school. John Roach asked CD for me and he said she said she hates my guts, that proves Ste Hanson was lying. Never went home at dinner had a free school meal. Saw Goughy at night outside shops the CD and DS walked past, told Goughy* to tell CD I hate her guts too. * David Gough was a good friend who lived next door to Deborah Sutch on Barnes Avenue, Fearnhead.

Tuesday, 6th January 1976

Stayed at school at dinner. Went up Hillock Lane on my own did some rough work. Goughy told CD I hate her guts, he said she said, I don’t care, still think she’s great though. Don’t know what she thinks of me now hope it’s not to bad. Never went out at night did homework for one hour

Wednesday, 7th January 1976

I asked John Roach what did he say to Catherine on Monday and he said he asked her for Robin Lamb and I told Goughy to say that to her, I got the wrong end of the stick, there goes my chance. I still think she’s great, don’t know why she doesn’t like me she doesn’t even know me. Had a bath Mum and Dad went out at night. Ste Hanson could have been telling the truth about what she said. It’s the nearest I’ve got and now I’m miles away.

Thursday, 8th January 1976

          Still fancy Catherine.   Went the Moore’s* party at the Community Centre, I was DJ on and off. First one to arrive. I was doing the Bump, Jive and Waltz with these two girls, it was a good party. Got home about 11.15pm.   * Philip and Peter Moores were twin brothers (still are), who lived on Barnes Avenue.

Friday, 9th January 1976

At dinner time when I came back to school I went talking to Dean* and Colquhoun*. I noticed Catherine, Joanne* and Sutch* hanging around. Dean said Catherine wants to go out with me I didn’t believe him, but he said when he asked her for me she went red and never said anything against me. Then he said she wants to see me, they kept dragging me towards her but I held onto something. Going home tonight three of them ran up to us, Catherine stayed back a bit but joined them later. Dean went talking to them and he …

Saturday, 10th January 1976

Went nans for dinner, mum picked me up at 12.00. Went town with dad in afternoon. Never went out in afternoon and night. Went for a walk last night to see if I could find Catherine and explain and she could tell me what’s going on but she wasn’t out.

Diary of a Lovesick Teenager

Because this is a diary, it was written at the time and at no point are there any exaggerations, lies or anything that may be misleading, it is written with an honest, if naive hand due to the tender age of it’s author. It can be described as funny, a little sad in parts and reflects my thoughts at the time, but most of all it is an honest document that I hope above all will entertain and amuse.

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