8 October 2010

Saturday 28th October 1940: ten-hour air raid

Cool, some feeble sunshine. The gas is on again at half pressure. Warning at 10.5 a.m till 10.45 a.m. no untoward incident. Out to buy week-end joint and liver. Warning from 1.20 to 1.59 p.m. Aunt Liza and Mrs Akroyd called. To Botsford Road shelter. Warning about 8.0 p.m., all clear at 5.58 a.m. on 29 Sun.Heavy raid; twelve heavy bombers in a row probably Kingston way. Fire at Isleworth. Saw the crater in front garden of Dr Rose's in Worple Road, and fractured gas main.

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