Breezes blow but all’s well in the end. Cyril is sick. I go to Leicester in afternoon. Call at Aunts, back to Seagrave at 8:30 pm. Met Mr Looms and Hilda.
Up at 8:30 am. I make morning visits and after lunch go with Fred to visit Uncle George of Barkley (The Elms). Met young Harry there. George has 3 acres and a fine large house all his own and paid for. Fred makes his machine do 45 miles an hour on return journey. Have tea at Aunt’s and leave for Seagrave at 6 pm. Call at Sileby and walk to Seagrave with the girls. I find them very upset. Jealousy of Humberstone Family is the cause. Have long talk with Maud till 1 am (attend Mrs Draycot funeral in Khaki
In morning visiting – Melvin’s, Green’s, called at No. 6 Walton St (Ernest Draycot), John and wife also Almena of 9 Devana Road in afternoon. I go with Cousin Fred on motorcycle and side car to Seagrave and Rothley. Had ripping time. Introduced Fred to Draycots of Rothley where mother died recently. Back home at 5 pm and to theatre at 7:30 pm with Aunt Louise, Henry, Fred and Miss –
Up at 8:30 am and had breakfast with Edith walked in to Sileby and just caught 11 am train for Leicester. Arrive at Draycot’s shop and to lunch at 1 pm with Aunt and Nancy. Chatted after dinner till 3:30 pm then back to shop with Nancy. To Old Humberstone and visit the Draycots there.
Great reception and had tea with them. Left at 5:30 pm for Draycot’s.
Left Wylde Green at 9:15 am, at Nuneaton 11 am and arrive at Mr. Wagstaffe’s at 11.30. Went for walk with Mr. Wagstaffe visited Old Church and other places. Returned home and had dinner with the family. Left at 3:40 for Leicester on Midland Road. Arrive at Leicester at 4:45. Called on Mrs Draycot (Aunt) stayed 15 minutes and off to Sileby by the 5:40 train. Met the girls at [Yatin and Son] and then on to Loom’s and had refreshments. Girls called at 7 pm and we walk into Seagrave. Great reception at home. Long talks till past midnight then to bed. Mrs Draycot of Humberstone died on 30th Jan 1915.
Up at 9 am. Breakfast at 9:30. Late for church on account of fixing my new serge etc:
Chatting in evening with Mrs Dr White and after 9:50 till 11 pm with Doctor White.
To Birmingham Library at 12 noon and derived some valuable information regarding Draycot and family. To Wylde Green at 7 pm.
A serge jacket arrives from Oxford (Quartermaster Symonds).
Introduced to Miss White.
*Serge Jacket – Serge is a type of twill fabric used to make military uniforms.
To Birmingham Library at noon. Got a little information regarding the family.
Up at 8:30 am, etc.
To Birmingham and Library returned at 4 pm.
Up at 8:30 am. Breakfast at 9 am sent letters to Harry, Ernest, Maud, Mr. and Mrs. Burrows, Oxford, Mrs. George Draycot. Cyril calls at 2:30 pm after an intro’ to my cousin and Dr. White. We have interesting chat. We have tea at 4:30 pm and I leave with Cyril at 5 pm for Birmingham. Dine with him at Pitman’s Hotel and return to Wylde Green at 9:30 pm. Bed at 10:30 pm