Up at 5.30 am. Sister Gerard prepares breakfast for Nield, Lovejoy & myself. We leave Orpington at 7.15 and arr. Charing Cross 8.15. Leave St. Pancras at 8.50 arr Leicester 11.10 am. Call at Aunt’’ s. Have dinner. Go to see Ada Southern @ 3.30 pm. We go for walk to Belgrave, Birstall & Wanlip & return at 9.30 to Post Office where she works nights. Visit cousins who work all night on floral decorations for Sir Herbert Marshall. I sleep @ Aunt’’ s 2 College St.
*Sir Herbert Marshall served as Mayor of Leicester in 1896. He died on August 31, 1918. The cousins were likely preparing floral decorations for his funeral. (http://www.leicester.gov.uk/about-leicester/lordmayorcivic/roll-of-mayors/1800-1899-roll-of-mayors/1890-1899-mayors/1896-joseph-herbert-marshall/)