Drove back to
Colchester this evening and met a superb turnout at Dedham Heath, sweeping round the corner near Mary’s* old cottage. It was a large black bodied ralli with yellow wheels and shafts, drawn by a rather large chestnut with white socks and a white blaze, mane and tail on, stepping high, chin well in. The driver looked like a farmer, as much as I noticed, my attention being taken by the horse, and drove very well. He had a lady passenger with him, dark and rather good looking. We swept past each other in grand style. I have never seen such a turnout outside . London
*Mary Hulbert had been EJR's girlfriend in the early 1930s and had lived near Ardleigh.