Saturday, 11 February 2017

My Dad's Diary : Tues 11th February 1947

"1 day A.L.

Running about all day.

Coal trouble beginning.

Got 4 Pkts Fireoids."

I'm really not sure about that last word. It's difficult to read and I've never heard the word. I suspect "Fireoids" might be either firelighters or briquettes made from coal dust.


FTL said...

1937 announcement in The Colliery Guardian:
"Fireoid Manufacturing Co., Ltd. — (Private company.) To carry on the business of manufacturers and dealers in firelighters and patent fuel, etc."

The company went into voluntary liquidation in 1958.

harry bell said...

Both you and Roy have had no trouble finding this out, it seems. Mr Google, whom I naturally consulted, has let me down severely.