4th October 1940

Heavy rain and high wind. Names of the dead on the Casualty Board at the Public Library, together with an incredible coincidence, the names of three evacuated children, sent to Rushton, near Kettering, and killed there in school yesterday. Amazing that two such things should happen on the same day.

Went over to Girling’s, Holly Lodge, Lawford, this afternoon and had tea, and had a long talk to him about the possibility of my getting a job there. He was not so enthusiastic as I had been led to believe by Sisson, but suggested that I should see Gurney Benham and get his opinion of the future of the Museum.

Rode back via Sherbourne Mill to Dedham, and reported what had been said. While at Dedham I heard a loud by distant explosion about 9 o’clock.

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