Griff writes to Ida while she's in London, that he "raided W.H. Smith's about evert other day and read some very fine novels," so that he "must have gone all Literary" in his letters to her.
He's sent her some transport advice in London and advises window shopping along Old and New Bond streets. He wonders if work would send him to work in the London offices over a few days so that he could see her.
"Mr J. just shot into the office, before I left for Oldham, wearing a vaguely green hat over the right eye, a grey sports shirt that suggested he had nothing underneath it, and he had a case that contained (a) a violin, (b) some lunch, or (c) a machine gun section."
The Celebrity Concert series is being held on Sundays which clashes dreadfully with his Birch choir practice. "But for the fact that I am afraid of your Pa [choirmaster], I should toy with the idea of a subscription. Even so, I fear I shall have to play wag from Church," to attend a couple and again miss a few on Wednesdays when the Halle Chorus is due to practice.
He hopes to go to the funfair to "ride on the electric bumper cars and indulge in other innocent games."
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.