Ste,--1 was horrified to see the results of carelessness in my notes last week, so that I said " last year's evacuation from Poplar resulted in notable infidelity among the women."
This, of course, contradicted what I had previously remarked on, namely that " the East End poor woman has a high regard for purity " and is " much attached to family, home, and ideals of decency."
What I meant to say was that the evacuation resulted in no notable infidelity among women, although in some exceptional cases lack of companionship and inhospitableness on the part of receptionists caused evacuees to visit the " locals," which, of course, would be a source of moral danger.
must therefore apologise to the CATHOL/C HERALD and its readers, and most of all to all my old Poplar friends for unwittingly publishing a libel on them, and most of all in their hour of trouble when so many are ruined and scattered all over the country. It was gross carelessness on my part, and I can only say again what I said last week, " Hats off to the Cockney!"
VINCENT ROCHFORD (Rev.). Presbytery, Homerton.