13th August 1942
Fine at first, then dull and rain later. Bad harvest weather. I heard today that there are 41 dead at Severalls Hospital, or at least 41 coffins have been ordered from the Co-operative Society’s Funeral Department. One of the dead was a sister of Miss Adams who used to play the organ at St Mary Magdalen Church when I was a boy.
Many people at Severalls did not know that damage had been done until they were called out, as the noise was not very great. Already arrangements are being made to rebuild the destroyed block, and a contract will shortly be put out.