Thursday, 26 March 2020
On the news at six it was suggested that we open our front door or a window and at 8pm applaud the National Health Service Workers and the Volunteers. I opened the door at about two minutes to eight. It is a still, very dark night and the sky is full of stars - very beautiful. When eight o'clock came at first there was silence - then bit by bit the applause grew until it seemed that the whole of the town was applauding - the sort of night when sound carries and very little traffic about - it all helped. For several minutes the wave of applause filled the air. I found it very moving and without a doubt it brought a feeling of solidarity. We are all in this together and together we will win.