It's been a busy night for Griff and Ida and the air raids, as he relates to her. He apologises for not going to her immediately when she came to the shelter but he had to hand over his Rummy cards to another before he could get away. "Elsa told us to hurry, as the lights were going out; in our ignorance about the 'all clear' we imagined that either the raid was so severe and they were being turned off at the chief man, or that they were to be removed from our small compartment because there was plenty of room elsewhere! Now the whatnots are sounding again and I shall be disturbed ruthlessly."
He hopes it hasn't spoiled their day but "Herr Hitler can cause most painful interruptions, though." He defends his lazy walk home as he would not have made it to his local shelter in time anyway "and Elsa's shelter is far superior to those surface shelters en route."
He approves of the Hallé concert listings and signs off to bed, "I heard the last all clear, so I hope it will be a peaceful night now."
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.