2 January 1914; Friday

Got up about 9 o’clock. Went to the infirmary with Father1. Had short walk round town and got papers and diaries. Called for Willie Marshall and arranged to go out with him in the afternoon. Went for him after dinner. Walked along to Whitburn2 and back. Went to pictures at night. A good number present. Played whist before supper. Had different games after supper and we left about 3 o’clock. Enjoyed ourselves pretty well.

  1. “Went to the infirmary”: probably in connection with the work-place accident to Father’s hand; see later entries. 

  2. Whitburn: then still a fishing village, a mile north of the Sunderland built-­up area.