Siege of Ladysmith ends after 118 days - Edith moves offices
Thursday 1st March - Sunday 4th March 1900
Thursday March 1st
Dull weather but not much rain a cold wind. Today we have been at our new offices 4, Gloucester Road. A private house has been turned into offices, my room is on the first floor, it is a much better entrance than Camden and will be much nicer if we can only get the work in all right. I went to Highbury this evening and found them all pretty well. Laurie had gone into the City. The news came this morning that Ladysmith had been relieved after a siege of 118 days and there was great rejoicing everywhere, the City was thronged as it was at the jubilee.
Friday March 2nd
Another dull day. I stayed on till half past eight as my work is in a dreadful state thro my being away and new girls being on it. This afternoon Mother went down to Mary’s and she was going round to Mrs Balchin’s to tea, so Mother went with her.
Saturday March 3rd
Dull most of the day, gleams of sunshine now and then. I got home at 2.30. Had my dinner and then did some work I had brought home with me till it was dark. After tea Mary and Fred came in for a little while. At 8 o’clock I went down to the prayer meeting, we had a very nice time, though there were not many there. Afterwards went down to Lil’s.
Sunday March 4th
Still dull, but the rain kept off, a cold wind but the sun came out for a little while in the middle of the day and took the keeness off. I went to S.S (Sunday School) this morning. Mother managed to get to Chapel and we both went to Fred’s for tea. Mary’s mother was there and Mr & Mrs Balcin and Alice Cook. After tea Mother came home, the rest of us went to Chapel and stayed to Communion. Another happy Sunday gone only too quickly. Oh that I may use them well while they are granted to me.