3 September 2011

Sunday 24 August 1941: burned on lips by bombing

Very mild, some gentle sunshine: not unpleasant. Went for a short walk in afternoon and on returning found a Rudge-Whitworth road racer cycle in the front garden and wondered who was the visitor. Was agreeably surprised to find it was Harold Conrade home from Ireland on leave for a few days. He was burned on the lips during a bombing raid on Belfast. He has now recovered but is scarred. Was indeed pleased to see him. In evening walked through Mostoyne Gardens and home through Poplar Road, Tybenham Road, Leafield Rd and Alward Rd. The peoples gardens looked surprisingly well for so unkind a summer. Dinky caught a mouse and ate it too.

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