Up at about 8 o’clock. Walked round town in the morning. Saw Grandmother. Father off in the afternoon and we went to the Havelock picture house1. Saw a pretty decent picture. Hilda2 down to tea. Went up to the station about 9 o’clock and went off 9.25. Got 10.40 at Newcastle.
Up at about 7.30. Walked round town with Father after washing up. Bought a few things. Walked round again in the afternoon with Joe and called to see Joe’s father’s shop. Walked round town. Stayed in at night.
Up at 8 o’clock. Walked round the town with Father and made a few purchases. Went down to the mill1 in the afternoon and walked back by the paper mills. Mrs Rowe, Annie2 and Aunt Mary Linfoot3 in to tea. Played piano a lot.
Annie: Not positively identified but probably not Sister Annie from church. Annie with no other qualification is mentioned in one previous entry on 3 March 1915, also in conjunction with Mrs Rowe. This may suggest that this Annie was a relative of Mrs Rowe (a daughter?). ↩
Aunt Mary Linfoot: 2nd wife of Edward Beauman Linfoot? – if so, widowed in 1914. ↩
Up about 6 o’clock. Had breakfast at the canteen and paraded early. Crossed by 11 o’clock 1 and arrived in London shortly after 3. Had tea at the Y M hut and left by the 5.302. Came up most of the way with an engineer chap. Arrived at midnight and found Joe and Father waiting for me.
11 o’clock: Presumably the 11am sailing from Boulogne (A) to Folkestone? ↩
5.30: presumably the 17:30 train from London (B) to Sunderland (C). ↩