3 Sep 1945, Barbara Anslow's diary
Started work on first floor of HK. Bank Building, and this morning scrounged this book (a thin black notebook with headings in Chinese characters; it became my diary).
The Oxfordshire left Kowloon Wharf but hasn't departed for good yet.
Things much easier in office as we typists have a room to ourselves, and only one telephone.
Mr T. Megarry's office next to ours (I was working for him).
Olive and I in evening went to Asia Company and had ice cream and cider. It was good! Cost us Yen 160 each; also bought 1 lb bread which, with some chocolate we were given, we sent to Stanley for Mum and Mabel, via George Watt (Police) whom we met there.
A sailor was accidentally injured at Stanley, operated upon, and died last night.
Tony Cole is now at French Mission, driving for H.E. The Governor.
After dinner, Barbara B and I went for a walk down Garden Road, by Cricket Club and Naval Yard, along waterfront up Pedder Street. I wasn't very happy, it was getting dark and there was much cracker- firing. Chinese flags out. Roads in bad state, and great stones and piles of earth in the fairway.