24th April 1944
Much colder this morning, and cloudy, but ‘planes going out very early above the clouds. Called at Holly Trees but no letter from Mary Hulbert. Tried to work out when the telegram may have been delivered – perhaps not until today.
Got Daphne to list my negatives – 79 of them, and posted them off to All Souls to the National Buildings Record. Later wished I hadn’t done it. First time I have deliberately deprived
of anything of mine which it ought to have had. Colchester Museum
Wrote to the Bank today, and asked them to transfer about £80 to current account, leaving only £100 on deposit. Can now settle debts and draw £20 any day I like.
Tea at Last’s. Saw Diana with some of the Repertory Company.
About 6 the clouds drifted away and it was a brilliant evening. A huge mass of 4-engine bombers flew over the town very low, heading homeward.
To Holly Trees until 8.30, working on Round’s Castle papers, then to Boxted, writing letters, tea, etc. Not many planes about.