Wednesday 17th February 1915

The morning broke dark and lowering and a misty rain set in and it had every indication of a wet day but it cleared up but it was a dull day. The threatening weather would no doubt keep many away from the show.
Willie took three Jersey heifers to the show and got a prize for each of them. I put in a collection of flowers and got 1st Prize.
Willie got 1st prize for Collection of Fruit also a prize for everything they put in. The exhibits in the Hall were equal in quality to other years, the fruit being exceptionally good, the vegetables were not so numerous but of good quality.
The “Kawau” arrived from Auckland with excursionists about noon, among them being Mr Mander M.P. and Mr Woods who has the contract for the new Anglican Church which is to be built at Leigh. I renewed my acquaintance with him and we had a long talk with him about old times at S. Thomas’ Church Auckland. I had lunch at Mr Archie Dunnings and we came home for tea, and went down to the Hall again in the evening to the concert which was very enjoyable, Mr Mander was Chairman.
There was dance afterwards but none of us staid, Jane and the children came up here and staid the night. We were all very tired after a long strenuous day.