9th November 1940

Mayor making – Alderman Percy Saunders is to continue in office. A very hard working practical man, a bad speaker.

Machin-Goodall came in today from Sudbury to see Poulter. His daughter Vivian is a great show jumper, and owns the celebrated Whynot. This horse has a lot of hackney blood, and can out-jump any Thoroughbred. M-G said he bought several hackneys when Moss’s stud at Chelmsford was sold, and they were all good jumpers. He said that at a recent blood-stock sale at Newmarket, a woman bought 20 thoroughbreds at £5 each to feed greyhounds.

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