27 June 1914; Saturday

[Written in longhand above date -­] Advance in wages. Went to Bowes.

Got up at about 7.30. Family went with 9.13 train to Bowes.1 I worked until 12.30 and then rode home on bicycle. Hurried up to station. Met Charlie there. Travelled with him. Left Sunderland by 1.26. Arrived Bowes 6 o’clock. Spent time in Bishop Auckland and Barnard Castle. Fine day. Had short walks at night. Went on to moors last thing. Received advance in wages from Mr Scott. 30/-­ per week now. Bowes is a small village built on the main road to Tebay. The houses are mostly stone. It stands high. The air is good and the village very quiet and pretty.

  1. The map shows the beginning (A) and end (B) of this journey. Bowes is in Teesdale; the places mentioned are nearly all identifiable on large-­scale maps. See also Bowes map