23 December 2010

Friday 29th November 1940:blackout casualty

Very cold. Severe frost. Clear, winter sunshine. Warnings from 12.0 to 12.10 p.m., 12.49 to 1.16 p.m.. Arthur Swift called, he has just come out of hospital having been run down by a car in the blackout. Mr and Mary Pontifex (?) called. 150 to 2.44 p.m. Mrs Child called with Jenefer. (?) Bought ox-heart for the cats. Night raid at 6.15 p.m. Many more machines than for many weeks. Heard numbers of incendiaries clattering down also explosive bombs on Merton & Morden district. All clear at 1.55 on 30 Sat.

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