28th June 1943

Dull morning, but got brighter.  Rather cool.  Busy with Committee work all morning, no time for lunch, then rushed to Birch.  Joanna was there, looking very well.  The Chairman spoke to the District Officer about having “conchies” in the office, meaning Jones.  No doubt Joanna must have told him she had seen Jones there recently.  Wish she hadn’t.  Chairman made his usual remarks about “blasted Welshmen”, and I (as usual) kept my temper.

After the meeting, we brought back one of the Round family portraits – Thomas Creffield - which is to be photographed for an article in the “Essex Review”.

Back to Lawford.  Went down the fields, the peas quite ruined by rooks. 

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