Kut has been taken and the Turks driven back.
Here we have been thrilled all day. The face of the stable clock has been regilded. For years the figures have gradually got more & more indistinct until alt last they have disappeared & we could only guess the time by the position of the hands. Two men came up from Plymouth, one came into the house and set going all the clocks, & the other did the gilding. Balsdon was very pleased with himself as it was his suggestion.
The man took up three sacks stuffed with hay, which he put across the pointed gable & so made a sort of platform, & thereby saved the labour of making a scaffold.
The face of the clock is now the joy of all beholders.
Margate was shelled by the Germans at midnight on Sunday. Few deaths.