19th March 1941

This afternoon had to go over to Bellhouse Farm, Stanway, about some field numbers. I had never seen this place before, a most charming early 16th century house, with boarded front, painted yellow. Saw poor old Mr. Bird, who is now ill. He told me he had been there for nearly 50 years, upon which I congratulated him. The country looked very lovely, spring beginning to show on the ground.

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