Series 02: Anne Donnell diary, 29 December 1917 - 31 January 1919 - Page 237
December 19 Thursday
Day off – got up early & caught the 8.40 train to Leicester to see Mrs Smart & family. Hilda met me & first we had a delightful cup of coffee & tarts (not rationed) then we saw some lovely shops – I bought some blouse lengths & teazle wool. Went to the factory & then to the Home for dinner – It was sad to find such a change in Mrs Smart who now never leaves her room & is quite helpless. The time passed so very quickly & I had to leave go by the 5 to 5 train back.