Strong N.W. wind. Went to
This afternoon went to Dedham Miss Walshall and Sgt Merrill there. After tea to Lawford, and bought some eggs, then cycled back to
and Langham to Lt
Rivers. Everybody very busy and
disinclined to talk so did not stay long.
Heard that Nancy, the Australian, had been down to say goodbye, as she
expects to go to Dedham
with the Quaker relief people “soon”.
Being reluctant to go into a prohibited area, she went to Nayland, to
Phoebe Pickard’s, and Dodo Rose went down there.
Phoebe has been forbidden by the Colchester Police to use the Public
Library, but I think she intends to do so.
She was very foolish to ask them, in any case. Actually it is understood that the Nayland and
Wiston people can go into Colchester for shopping, and there is no physical
reason to stop them, except that occasionally on Sunday evenings a policeman
stands on France and checks
identity cards. Nayland
that A.J. Munnings, the new
President of the Royal Academy and his wife, are staying at the “Sun” [in Dedham],
in complete defiance of orders concerning prohibited areas. They had been to Sissons’ and were in great
form. Possibly he intends to go back
to Dedham one day after all. Dedham
The artist, Sir Alfred Munnings, lived at Castle House, Dedham but the house was requisitioned during the war. Castle House is now open to the public as the Sir Alfred Munnings Art Museum and is well worth a visit. CP
Clouds tonight, and few ‘planes before midnight.