Woke to the sound of gunfire at 5a.m., and felt the cottage shake from distant bomb bursts. Did not get out of bed.
Up at 7.30. Howling gale from the S.W. Eight o’clock news said “raid on
London”, “few” planes,
and “8 shot down”. Had difficulty to get
in against the wind.
We had Prior in this morning, abut the Brook Hall land at Fingringhoe, and he said there had been a heavy raid on
but it is impossible to believe anything he says. Evening papers say 90 planes came over,
damage, and “some casualties”.
This afternoon met Mary Tovell and took her to tea. She was full of gay stories about
. Afterwards walked back with her to her aunt’s
Hospital Harsnett Road,
by way of the Gasworks. Dark and
cold. Rain began at 7. To Higham at 8.