6 October 2010

Thursday 26th September 1940: our shelter flooded

Very cool, dull. Warnings from 11.45 a.m. to 12.10 p.m. & from 4.12 to 4.39 p.m. Out to buy a herring for Dinky. There was a large water main burst in Bushey Road and flooded the district, traffic being diverted through this road. The gardens were flooded and the water came right up to the back doorstep. The shelter is unusable for the time being. The night raid began at 8.32 p.m. and fires were soon reddening the sky: one big blaze could actually be heard. Then bombs fell which shook the house. After the all clear a 4.00 a.m. on 27 Fri. I went out and found many houses down in Sydney Road, while rubble strews Chestnut Road and houses damaged. Further warnings at 5.57 a.m.

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