As I approached, Lady Carlisle looked up and I told her who I was and why I had come to see her, but she was not very ready to enter into my conversation over the matter. I explained that I had only recently taken up my position of secretary and was the only one employed by the League to cover the whole of the north of England. I said that until we got more money and more workers it was absolutely impossible to do what was necessary for the movement.
After listening for some time to my story, still seated on the grass, Lady Carlisle rose and went to a seat. By question and answer and further explanation, I gave her Ladyship a full account of our needs.
I was invited to stay for lunch. On leaving Lady Carlisle said to me “Now write to me fully just what you have been saying and I will give the closest attention to the matter and send you a donation”. This I did, and within a very few days I had a delightful letter, enclosing a cheque for £25 and warm encouragement for the success of our work. From that day, until I left the North, Lady Carlisle was my most earnest friend and supporter.
Shirley Hare and Jonathan Hare, 2006
transcribed from Guy Hayler's diary
link to the Hayler's at Bulmer
link to Guy Hayler's introduction to Lady Carlisle
link to Guy Hayler's letter to Right Hon. H. H. Asquith, 1915
link to Guy Hayler's publications
link to Glen Hayler's Court martial
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