24th October 1940

Heard today of a serious disaster at Braintree. Two land mines fell the other evening on the East Road – St Mary’s Road area, and caused great damage, though only about 27 houses were rendered useless. Thousands of windows were smashed, but by a merciful miracle nobody was killed and only a very few hurt badly enough to go to hospital.

No siren all day, though lots of planes over. Two loud explosions to E. at 9.15 tonight.

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