11 October 2010

Wednesday 2nd October 1940: new gas masks

Rather mild, some feeble sunshine, fierce chilly wind. Warnings from 9.20 to 1040 a.m., 12.8 to 12.32 p.m. , 1.25 to 1.54 p.m. 3.5 to 3.29 p.m., 4.32 to 4.55 p.m. To the food office to transfer our butter and margarine registration from Mr. Jones to Pomeroy. Mr Jones's shop has been bombed twice and he can only continue the milk round. Also to change Ciss and Dad's gas-masks for new ones; the others were damaged by flood water in the dug-out. Night raid began at 7.45 p.m.. A few machine approached and then all clear at 9.15 p.m. Then further warning at 10.5 p.m. A fire to the north, also one in south-east. A less severe raid. All clear at 6.25 a.m. on...

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