11 February 1916; Friday

Up at 7 o’clock. Received letter from Miss Mack making appointment for tomorrow night. Wet morning and the men paraded in our hut. The major told Collins he cannot compliment him on the condition of his hut. Read about chemistry. Went into the town with Black at night and after calling at the Mechanical Institute1 met Miss Mack and her sister and with Black set them up home.

  1. There is still (2013) a Mechanics’ Institute, in a Grade 2 listed building in Percy Street, run by Alnwick Town Council for community use.