0Friday. 18th [August 1905]—3 Savile Row
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18 August 1905 — 3 Savile Row
Friday. 18th [August 1905]. Did not do much– Saw John Murray in the morning. Lunch with the Wylds– Went with Charlie directly after to Mile End Road to inspect our Princess Restaurant wh seems to be doing well. 150 dinners had been served today at 2d a head. On our return I went to Wimborne House & saw Ivor. He said he would take me for a drive at 5.30 so I went home to receive a visit from Mr Ben Faudel Phillips, Lady Pirbright’s nephew who came to tea– Ivor walked in & had tea with us & the Wylds also. At 5.30 Ivor & I drove out & went round Hyde Park. It came on to rain & we went home. At 7 Col. Stirling came & we drove down to Earl Court Exhibition & then I gave them dinner—afterwards we went to the show on board the “Cruizer”—very well done & the deception complete. The scenery going past one gives one the feeling of being at sea & on a ship wh is moving—Naples, Tunis, Venice, Constantinople is passed by & the painting is excellent. A man falls overboard, the boats are lowered, he is brought up & carried away on a stretcher, the marines & blue jackets are drilled & the sword exercise done. The sailors sing sea songs—& dance a hornpipe. One passes the French Fleet (painted) & we fire a salute—all done to life. We got home past 11—amused & tired.

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