Sally Russell to I M Lane
Womans Transport Service/19th Western M T Coy
25th November 1941
I supervise the maintenance which is oiling & cleaning & our vehicles all have to be spotless underneath, so you can imagine its an awful job, especially as the girls I have to teach are all very “simple” mill girls mostly weavers ever since they left school, some them are quite nice souls, others of course only want to drive a dashing officer all day & have no idea that a car has to be looked after.
Sally had just been to Violet Russells flat & met Molly there she says “I must say I do enjoy a few days amongst people I know, one gets so tired of strangers all & every day”. I went to the shops on Sat morning it is becoming increasingly difficult – only food is wrapt, [wrapped] everything else one carries loose. I buy very little, as we in the services have no coupons so cannot buy clothes. We are provided with essential clothes but no pyjamas, dressing gown, hankys or slippers & only 3 pairs of stockings