28th May 1944

Whit Sunday
Very hot day.  ‘Planes about 7 o’clock onwards.  Writing letters until 3, then to tea at Lt. Rivers.  Planes about all the time, so loud that it was impossible to talk out of doors.   Afterwards cycled down to Dedham, but Mrs. Sisson had a very bad headache, so did not stop.

Came back by Mill Lane to Stratford, the river full of boats and bathers enjoying the lovely sunny evening.  Police hold-up on Stratford Bridge, checking identity cards and numbers of cycles.  Got to Boxted at 10.  A lot of ‘planes went out at 11 and two more waves about midnight.  Thank God the moon is getting later, and it will soon be light all night.  Explosion shortly after midnight.

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