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1st August Have been informed we are beginning our final course of training and as a start go for a 8 mile route march with full pack up.

Sugar is 5d & 6d a pound and in Birmingham will not be sold at all without tea.

2nd Went to Figheldean and saw the old chestnut tree which inspired Longfellow to write "the village Black Smith" The old shop is still used as a blacksmiths.

Across the way is the old church mentioned in the poem.

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