7th March 1943

Reading in Muniment Room until 1.30, then to the Oven [in the Castle] and to bed.  Very cold.  This morning bright and sunny, although there were clouds last night.  Home to breakfast, then a bath.  After lunch, down to Bourne Mill, and was surprised to hear an alarm at about half past one, in brilliant sunshine.  Several RAF planes about, but nothing happened.  All-Clear at 2.  Curious how many alarms here last about half an hour.

Called at Holly Trees, and then over to Boxted.  Along the Boxted Straight Road, several small holders working in their fields.  To the Roses and had tea.  Baby did not seem very well.  Went on to Dedham, saw Mrs. Sisson and gave a report of Poulter, then to Lawford at 6.30.  Lovely night, but few planes about.

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