27 March 1914; Friday

Busy all day. Went to the organ at night and didn’t manage very well. Met John Wilkinson and Chapman and talked to them a bit.

The Jews’ chimney on fire and Joe was in putting it out1. We didn’t go to bed until after midnight.

Joe commenced nice work at Dr Todds’.

  1. “Chimney on fire”: most people seem to have been accustomed to performing minor tasks which Jewish neighbours could not do on their Sabbath, which began at sunset on the Friday; a chimney on fire seems rather more than ordinary.