24 May 1915; Monday

At Durham1. Left by the 9.13 train with Charlie and Willie. Had a near shave to catch it. Grand day. At the cathedral service. Charlie left by the 2.4 train. We left about 4.30 and walked home. Arrived between 7.30 and 8 o’clock. Had tea at a café and a wash and brush up in Corporation lavatory. Stayed in at night and read.

  1. Durham: a historic city in North East England, about 14 miles south-west of Sunderland. Durham is well known for its Norman cathedral, mentioned by ALL in this diary entry, and 11th century castle, both designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986.