Hull and Poulter to Purfleet this afternoon in Blackmore’s car (Corporation petrol!) and looked over no less than 95 bales from Colchester but could not find any trace of coins nor indeed any paper from Laver’s house at all. I had to take fire duty at Holly Trees from 6-8, until the watchman came. Poulter arrived back 8.30. Said hardly any damage seen between here and Purfleet except some houses at Brentwood and Woolworth’s shop there. Doubtful testimony, as he is notoriously unobservant. Says damage very slight at Purfleet.
Beautiful fine day, much warmer than of late.