Journal Entry – Monday March 26th 1917

Brightest day, but bitter wind. The children & I went to Yeomans Mill to take Mr Neale & his nephew cards about National Service. Mr Neale told me a wonderful tale that he had heard from the morning postman, namely that 30,000 Germans had landed in England, & that all the soldiers on leave had been recalled on Saturday & that six express trains had gone up from the West during the weekend full of men returning from leave. It was a fine tale but the very unreliable source may be doubted. Anyhow it made father used at teatime.

We came back through North Park Wood, not a sign of a Primrose.

Father heard this morning from Mr Ward was a rumour had come to him that the government were going to issue an order for the felling of all timber all through the country.

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