All posts by CS Clarke

Wednesday 2nd December 1914

It was a fine day. Bid good bye to the Wallaces who had been very kind to me and where I had spent a very happy time, went across to Auckland by the 9am boat. Collected up my parcels and embarked on board the “Kawau” which left Auckland at 11am, there were a lot of Omaha people returning home after the Show, although the steamer was rolling a bit I did not feel at all sick, went down to have dinner and was playing 500 in the afternoon. Willie did not meet me as he is working in the quarry for Dunning & Wyatt. John Greenwood took me and my parcels up to our gate. I was glad to get home. Everything in the garden seemed to be very dry.

Tuesday 1st December 1914

It was a fine day. In the morning I went across to town, did some shopping & returned to the Shore for lunch, packed a hamper and took it across to town and put it into the parcels office, while in Karangahape Rd I met John Greenwood and walked about with him until it was time to return to the Shore. Mr Wallace, Alma and I went to the Pictures.

Monday 30th November 1914

Windy & Showery. In the morning I went over to town, returned to the Shore for lunch, went to town again in the afternoon, took the car to Mt Eden. Called on Mrs Tucker, afterwards called on Mr Grindio but they were not at home.

Ken & Tillie came over to the Wallaces for dinner and staid the evening.

Saturday 28th November 1914

A few showers. Went to Auckland in the morning, returned to Devonport for dinner & in the pm Mr Wallace & I went to watch the cricket match between Shore and Ponsonby in the Domain. In the evening Mr & Mrs W.  & I went to a concert in the Parish Hall in aid of the local Fire Brigade.

Friday 27th November 1914

It was a bit showery and windy in the morning. In the afternoon I went across to Auckland, took the car to Campbell park where the Agricultural show is held, met several people from Omaha way,
John(?) Greenwood, Mr & Mrs Harry Dyer, Ellis Dyer from Whangarei, John Salt & Jas Darroch whom John Greenwood had driven from Panmure.

 

Wednesday 25th November 1914

It was a fine day. I went across to Auckland in the morning, took the car to Ponsonby and called on Mr Felton who lives in O’Neil St. Although he only has a small allotment he has it in all in cultivation in flowers and vegetables, he showed me round his garden which I enjoyed very much. Had lunch there. In the afternoon I went to the Domain to see the gardens and where the Exhibition buildings stood. Returned to the Shore.

 

Tuesday 24th November 1914

Went across to Auckland in the morning, returned to the shore for lunch and in the afternoon I went across again in the afternoon, took the Remuera car as far as St Mark’s avenue, called on Mrs Carr at Hall’s avenue but found her out. I then went to the Ellerslie Race Course to look at the gardens, which are beautiful. Walked up to Arney Road where I met Mr Spedding, and went home with him, they have a beautiful place in Bell road. Mr S. goes in for Roses and he has some beautiful ones, had tea there and a nice chat with Mr S. who is an enthusiastic gardener. I caught the 8.30pm tram at the top of Arney road and went across to the shore in the 9pm boat, rode up in the motor buss, there was a misty rain and I got a little wet. Found Charlie Ballantine & his wife at Mr Wand they were playing 500.