Heavy rain, and strong N.W. wind, clouds ragged and low. Did not feel very nervous though, even when the sirens sounded at 5 minutes to 8. I heard guns to the East, but no bombs. Cycled slowly in the rain, and heard all-clear about 8.15, then, faintly, another alarm about 8.30am. There was no alarm at
Colchester when I arrived.
Tonight rang Sir Ralph Harwood, but he said the tenement at Southfields was already let. I would give anything to get a house for the old people out of the town. My feeling of insecurity has increased since the
Rain eased off a little tonight.