Uniformed Organisation Remembrance Day service at St James’s Church

Tired this morning on a fine and clear today after staying up late working on my Manorial History chapter but then out to give the Range Rover a good valeting before the Remembrance Day service at St James’s Church. Another major arms find in the Irish Republic close to the border at Dundalk and hundreds of Londoners have been moved out of their homes in Docklands as a £500 unexploded bomb is found

Stayed up very late last night, working on the Manorial History chapter, determined to press on and complete a difficult task. Was necessarily tired today as a result and found trouble getting down to more work. A lay in, then my fried breakfast which was very nicely cooked for once. This morning, I went out and gave the Range Rover a good clean and vacuum. Daniel was with his friend, Gary for the weekend and so it was my chance to clean the car properly for a change. Then relaxed in my chair and read the weekend Financial Times to form a judgement about the way in which the Western stock exchanges fell at the end of last week. Lunch and then to my office to try and do some work. I cleared few things out of the way but did not achieve a great deal. I had a few calls from Bill Walston today who was transferring the rest of my archive discs onto the Apple Mac. Also spoke to Michael Pope – it seems that John Matthewman’s illness has prevented the printing of our latest FOCUS as well.

After tea, we all went as a family to the Uniformed Organisation Remembrance Day service at St James’s Church. It was a nice mixture of family and remembrance and I had trouble to stem the tears during the solemn hymns. The church was packed with parents and family members. This evening, I wrote a few letters and paid a few bills but have much more to do. The weather was fine and clear today and there is more forecast for the next few days. An even sadder turn to today’s remembrance grief, as a car careered out of control and ploughs into a parade of Guides, Scouts, Cubs and Brownies, injuring two adults and 15 children, two seriously. The 25-year-old driver was exceeding the speed limit. A shoe has been found of the 14-year-old missing Shropshire schoolgirl and police are now assuming the worst scenario. Has been another major arms find in the Irish Republic close to the border at Dundalk. Two rifles and a machine gun were accompanied by 600 rounds of ammunition. Hundreds of Londoners have been moved out of their homes in Docklands as a £500 unexploded bomb is found underneath the track of the dockland light railway.