9th August 1943

Lovely morning, with clear blue sky.  Cycled in early.  

During the morning Poulter came up to fetch me to meet young Marshall, son of Marshall the lawyer, who told me he had just got from Agnews’ a sketch of Colchester Castle attributed to Constable.  It shows the E. side looking S., and is neither signed nor dated, but Agnews’ pass it as genuine.  Wonder if it was done on the same visit as East Bridge?  Pity Constable did not come to Colchester more often.  He ought to have drawn Bourne Mill.

Committee Meeting this afternoon.  Joanna came in to tea, looking very well and charming.  Said she longed for the war to be over, but that her younger brother enjoys it. 

Back to Dedham with Moorhouse.  Lovely supper and much pleasant talk. 

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