Griff writes to Ida about the logistical issues of civilians preparing for war, "this evening went slightly wrong. I had worked it out with the Parents that it was the one and only for the obtaining of gas masks, and I said I would go with them as they seemed a bit shy. The queue was so large that finally we abandoned it." A friend of his relays stories that people had waited for hours only to be told stock ran out.
He admits he wanted to go home while on Isle of Wight but now that he's back he would quite like a few more days away from all of this.
He shares the Rummy League table with her and then a long list of authors. He jokingly recognises that "it isn't right to encourage fine pianists, ramblers, and brilliant conversationalists to read novels, when all the qualities are the complement of one person, it is all wrong." But he does it anyway.
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.