In afternoon went to say goodbye to Mrs. Arnott, Chestertons, Featherstones & the Hunter family.
– heavy rain
In evening to Hunters. Had splendid time left at 10 pm.
(at 4:30 pm to tea @ Nurse Cowan’s Parents at 2 Bentinck Place, Bentinck Rd. N/Castle.
Went to tea @ Rev. & Mrs. Wills of 26 Beech Grove Rd. Newcastle.
Rec’d permission to go to Cathedral (Newcastle Tyne) to see His Majesty King George & Queen M. Cath. packed. 100 of us (wounded from Hosp.) are present in the North Transept & have a good view.
At 3 pm I go to Alderman Archibald’s to tea. Mrs. Arnott is there. I leave @ 8:30 with Mrs. Stewart of Ryton. Their Majesties go away in evening.
Monday evening 17th. To Hunters family & well entertained.
Have a good view of King & Queen & all the nobility & gentry of Newcastle District at the South African monument opposite St. Thomas Church.
In afternoon to Ryton with Mrs. Arnott & Archie to visit Mr. & Mrs. Stewart. 4 more ladies are present. I take photos & tell them my experiences of the front.
Take 10 am train for Corbridge to visit a sister of Miss Cowan’s. We have long walk & picnic on the Hills in the Woods. I come back to City with Nurse Cowan at 8:30 pm.
*Battle of Messines, 1917, ends.
*The first German daylight aeroplane raid on London killed 157 and injured 432.