Visited Stanley Grange on Sat. morning 11th Aug. Walked in from Derby – 7 miles & took train back to Derby @ 1.30 pm.
Left Ramsgate 10 am arr London 12.3. noon. Had dinner @ YMCA. Went by 1.45 pm train for Kettering & 5:15 for Leicester arr Leicester @ 6.5. Stayed @ Aunts. Meet Fred who is in Khaki. Gone away @ 8:50 for Beckingham.
Leave Leicester @ 8.25 am. Arr. Derby 9.40 am.
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Monday, leave Derby 8.8 am. Arr. Manchester 9:55 am. Leave Manchester 10.30 am. Arr. Liverpool 11.37 am.
All morning looking thro’ the Registers and found interesting items regarding Draycot family. Left Heanor after looking in at [loses?]. At 12:30 for Stafford via Derby, Burton and Abbots Bromley. Called on Henry Draycot of Derby and had tea. Also called at Infirmary to see Mrs Smith. Called at Rectory at Abbots Bromley and gave wonderful Brass to John Draycot A.D. . Had tea at Newboro and arrive at Stafford at 10 pm. Called at Mrs Smith and home at 11:30 pm. Luckily Cyril and Edith not in bed.
At 10:30 I leave for Heanor via Uttoxeter and Derby, and Ilkeston and arrive in Heanor at 4:30 pm. I use my ordinary cycle and travelled 56 miles in the day. Had tea at Rectory with Reverend and Mrs Corfield. I look thro Part of Registers with Mrs Crookes the Verger. Slept at Market Arms.
*Rectory – The residence of a priest or religious leader.