8 July 1915; Thursday

Slept in. Went out about 9.30. Walked along pier and afterwards along the sands to the River Eden. In the afternoon went with Ernie down the subterranean tunnel and the bottle dungeon1 and up St Rule’s† Tower2. A girl spoke to us on the tower. Had a walk at night by myself while Hilda went to the pictures and Ernie minded Moira. Fine day again.


  1. The bottle dungeon is located in St Andrews Castle (A). 

  2. St Rule’s tower: The shorthand is indistinct, but the context confirms the only possible interpretation. St Rule’s tower (B) is located in the  grounds of St Andrews Cathedral but predates it. The tower was originally ascended using ladders between wooden floors, but a stone spiral staircase was inserted in the 18th century.

    See also St Andrews map