Blowing harder again, and clouds coming up. Saw poor old Bond in High Street, one-handed, but walking briskly and looking wonderfully well.
Poulter went up to
yesterday, to the Royal Free Hospital. Says he heard no bombs at all, and that there
are no raid casualties at the Royal Free.
He was talking about Alderman Sander’s freedom – pointed out that the
only people not represented at the ceremony were the hereditary freemen
Went home this afternoon, and there was an alarm at quarter to 5, in bright sunlight, with a few fleecy clouds, and bombers going out. Walked back up
New Town Rd. Children running about and laughing. Little boy with a cycle, watching a Fortress
go over. Several more Forts came along,
some firing red-rockets, which left trails like white worms in the sky. Women with prams, pointing to the sky, and
one saying “They must be ours.”
More ‘planes coming over, in ones and twos. Old Polly Browne at her gate. I went into the garden, but nobody else
seemed to bother. All-clear came in 10
This evening went to Ardleigh, and then to
for an hour. Went to the post at
Horkesley soon after midnight. Few
‘planes about, and could hear distant gunfire towards Dedham .
Bed at 3am. London