10 January 1914; Saturday

Finished about 2.15. Went up town in the afternoon. Shaved and went to Trinity1 and heard a good lecture on the Buddha. Met Willie and went to Memorial Hall2 and heard Mr Barnard† recite. He was not so good as before. Had walk round town last thing and looked closely at shops and considered dressing of windows.

  1. “Trinity”: possibly Holy Trinity Church, Bishopwearmouth. 

  2. “Memorial Hall” (also referred to as “Victoria Hall”): the Victoria Memorial Hall, where 183 children died in a stampede on 16.06.1883; demolished by a German bomb in 1941