Extract from ‘Notes For A Parish History’ (ERO T/P 188/3) written by Revd. E. H. L Reeve of Stondon Massey (Essex).
7th August 1918
Five Zeppelin Air-Ships came on the night of Aug 5th with the object of raiding and dropping bombs. The Navy, however, and the Naval Air Service anticipated them about 40 miles out to sea. One of the raiders was brought down in flames, and another was damaged. No bombs were dropped inland.