17 March 1914; Tuesday

Not very much to do at work. Played at night and went down to the chapel last thing and helped Jim to put up the curtains and things. Came round with Willie Marshall. St Patrick’s social at the Victoria Hall1 and there were a lot of drunken Irish people dancing beside the Palatine2 last thing at night. I went up to Brumwell’s3 and got Father a fiddle string. Joe at Leeds. He wired to say he had taken the place to start on Monday next.

  1. Victoria Hall: See note on 10 January

  2. “Palatine”: the Palatine Hotel, in South Bridge Street. 

  3. “Brumwell’s” (if correct): hardware shop in John Street (or Frederick Street?) with very comprehenisve stock.