3 January 1914; Saturday

Got up late and was late for work1. Finished about 1.30. Met Ernie and we went to the match2. Went into the bob stand. Sunderland 1 v. Liverpool 2. A fair game. Liverpool goalie was very clever. He was laid out, and off for about 10 minutes. Ernie didn’t care much about it. Ernie and Hilda went to the pantomime at night. Willie, Charlie and I went round the town and afterwards Charlie and Joe and I played ping pong at home. Went to bed rather late.

  1. Saturday morning working was of course normal – as it remained until the 1960s. 

  2. The football match was at the old Roker Park; admission to the stand: one shilling (= 5p; a “bob”).