Griff tells Ida of his trip to rainy Southport, with a troupe of friends - likely the Birch choir. They've been on the bumper cars, bowling, house of mirrors and more.
He relays that a lady in Birch choir is off to join the Hallé and then another is leaving for a job at University of Reading.
He loves travelling towards Didsbury as it means he's heading her way, but struggles with the opposite.
Regarding Birch church, he's "been rather exasperated at times lately. The Rector can be very irritating; he is guilty of indiscretions from the pulpit and in ordinary conversation, but he can be so disarming at times. I wonder sometimes whether his war injuries had anything to do with it."
He'll hopefully see her at a concert.
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.