8 July 1914; Wednesday

Got up rather late again. Family went to Barnard Castle. Charlie and I walked over the moors to Cotherstone and train to Middleton. We went in the motor bus to High Force1 and stayed there a short time. It rained shortly before we left. Heavy thunder shower and some thunder as we crossed the moors. Rather an experience. Moors very wild and the clouds very low. We were drenched and had to change all our clothes. Had short walk about the village at night.

Uncle Ned2 died. He took very ill early Monday morning and had to be taken to the infirmary at once to be operated upon. He never recovered but gradually sank and was in terrible pain.

  1. High Force: A waterfall on the river Tees, location marked on map. See also Bowes map

  2. As noted earlier, Uncle Ned was Edward Beauman Linfoot, father of Charles Edward Linfoot.