24 March 1914; Tuesday

Got up about 7 o’clock. Drilled. Finished in good time. Played piano then went to the practice. Fairly good practice. Another quartet to be taken by Charlie, Willie, Harriet Hand† and Edie Hunter. I played one game at ping-­pong and lost. Mother up at Millfield1 seeing about a business2. They want £40 now for it and only make about £1 profit. Dr Blair paid his last visit.

  1. Millfield: a district in Sunderland, between Chester Road and the Wear, just N. of Eldon Street. 

  2. “Seeing about a business”: ALL’s family planned to buy a shop; cf footnote on 13 February 1914, and diary entry of 26 January 1915