Griff relays to Ida a slight cock-up he made when showing to his Auxiliary Fire Service shift. As no one was there yet, he let the manager (of the George and Dragon pub where they were based) that he would nip back to the office for a couple of hours. But had forgotten "the two lady helpers who were on from 4:00-8:00! They waited with anger until 9:10" when more regular volunteers showed up.
He asks her "did you hear the siren this morning?" He dismissed it and just went back to bed but he felt very sorry for her, being an Air Raid Precaution Warden.
He assured her that he got home safe from their date and says "oh darling, it is so hard to part and so very nice to say 'goodnight' - thought at one time the possible nearness of others filled me with vague alarm!"
He refers to a party or event at the Matthay School of Music and hopes he could see her after. He would like to take her to the cinema.
He's looking forward to the pension fund concert and doesn't mind sitting at the front row, "though I should be in a most frightful state of jealousy if I had to sit in front of you and G.A.H.!!"
He discusses playing chess and can't wait to see her.
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.