1 January 1914; Thursday

Shook hands with Joe1 first. George Bagley second. Polly Abigales † 3rd. Had an invitation to Jenny Arkleby’s † but didn’t go. We all went to bed about 2 o’clock. Charlie slept the year out. He started at 5 in the morning. Ernie and Hilda arrived about 12 o’clock. We had turkey for dinner. Had short walk in the afternoon. Arranged a ping pong table down stairs and played a bit. Company arrived about 7 o’clock. The Whittaker family. Willie Marshall. The Christopher Street people, Ernie and Hilda. Had jolly time and supped about midnight.
Our Party.


  1. Joe Wiseman was the husband of ALL’s elder sister Marmie; he had moved to Lincoln in 1905, date of return to Sunderland not recorded. There was an extensive Bagley family in the 1930-­‐40’s, but their relationship with George B. is not recorded. P. Abigales and J. Arkleby (if correct) are unidentified; hereinafter, identified names are annotated (if at all) on first appearance, and names not identified receive no annotation. Charlie was ALL’s younger brother, working in the Post Office. Ernie was ALL’s elder brother, married to Hilda (née Tulip), at this time living in St Andrew’s. The Whittaker family were long-­standing members of the Methodist church, but I do not know their occupation. Willie Marshall appears to have been a chapel member, and possibly a cousin in some degree. Christopher Street is just W. of the S. end of Hendon Road.