Went out with Mr. Stanley Webb [of the War Agricultural Executive Committee at Writtle] and Captain Round [the Chairman of the Lexden & Winstree War Agricultural District Committee] this afternoon, to inspect farms at Mersea.
We went to E. Mersea Glebe field, which was in a terrible mess. Possession will be taken here [by the War Agricultural Committee]. The Chairman talked to Webb about Joanna. Webb said he knew nothing about it, and had not known the appeals had been turned down. Yet both these appeals had been made (I was told) direct from the Executive Committee, of which Webb is a member!