Well we have certainly read extensively about Charlie’s bike and today is yet another saga. You would not get a crank straightened on a Saturday evening anywhere in Britain these days. And to break the pedal spindle whilst performing the above operation suggests a good vice and a lot of muscle power or leverage.
Then we read of drying their wet clothes. And considering the date (1st of September) it all looks like Mr and Mrs Chadwick were not at home, I think the family were enjoying their September holidays !