25 February 1916; Friday

On parade as usual. Met Betty at night on the HH House Road1 and stayed out with her until after 9 o’clock. Talked a fair amount of rot and a bit sense. She said she knew I was imaginative. Spent a pleasant night. Arranged to meet early tomorrow night. Late pass stopped.

Black went on pass for the weekend.

  1. “HH House Road”: has not been definitively identified. However there is a Heckley High House (marked on map) to the north-west of Alnwick, the location of which which would appear to be consistent with the diary record.

    See also Alnwick map.