Griff updates Ida on his job security. While he will be kept on my Swan and Leach travel agency, he will have to leave a lot of his hard work at the Stanton office at Piccadilly without a promotion. "We are not industriously destroying the work of 10 years" at the Piccadilly office after they got everything so organised and he'll spend the war years bouncing around offices near Manchester. He's not looking forward to Ashton, "they're only busy for about four weeks in the year and I should fade away!" The Altrincham branch should be safe from any cuts "for the right type of client lives there," even though the Piccadilly offices "are taking more money than the majority, but the RENT! Horrible."
He's been head hunted of sorts by an acquaintance who semi-retired near to where Griff likes to holiday in the Cotswolds, "but not to be contemplated unless you move the Matthay School to that district!! Very Safe!!!"
The cold church at Birch made for a freezing choir practice.
He's booked tickets to the ballet after some back and forth with the box office.
His "mother seems better, thank goodness. The Doctor says the heart is wonky but not diseased, and indigestion is present but the liver sound. I think she will be alright with care." Sadly she died just a few months after.
He arranges to meet with her and go to the cinema.
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.