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27 August 2010

Wednesday 21st August 1940: repairs to railway

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Very mild, very dull, boisterous cool N.wind. Watered Dear Mother's grave in afternoon: we need some rain. Saw that the rails at Merton Park Level Crossing all now repaired and expect trains will be running to-morrow. No untoward incidents today. Cycled to Botsford Road to show Alf my re-juvenated bicycle; he had re-enamelled and repaired his own for Dennis to ride.
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On this day: assassination of Leon Trotsky in Mexico City. Soviet authorities denied any involvement - but this was suspected due to his and Stalin's enmity.
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