Griff writes to Ida hoping he can escort her from the hospital (is she visiting Hilda Collens who took ill at the start of WW2?). He did go to find her but couldn't figure out all the entrances.
He likes their quiet walks but "will set aside one day in the month if you like and go all intellectual." He reckons that "Ford Land and railway bridges aren't places for pursuits of the mind so far as serious conversations are concerned."
He needs to practice his singing before he demonstrates a song for Ida and admits that "I feel sadly for the chopping of the Hallé and the Birch practices," and that "members of other churches tell me they go on as serenely as conditions allow." He talks about cinema offers and grammar, admitting he is relearning basic French.
Ref: CARROLL/IGC/3 GG
With thanks to the Ida Carroll Trust
Date is unknown.
Part of the #NSM2020 project "A 20/20 Legacy: the centenary of the Northern School of Music" supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.