8 July 2012

26 June 1942: family visit

26 Fri. Rather warm. Some sunny periods, pleasant. Did shopping in morning. Took a bunch of roses to Mrs.Hippel but found that this morning Mr.Hippel had gone into hospital. Cycled to Tolworth in evening. Ciss went so we were all there. This journey makes my aggregate mileage so far this year 103.6.

Note: so Fred and his sister (Ciss - who would have caught the bus - 72 or 152 in those days I think) visited their brother (Albert) and his wife (Lily) and their Dad at 98 Largewood Avenue, Tolworth, Surbiton, Surrey.

 Oct 1940. Balham. A bomb penetrated the road above Balham Underground station, killing 68 people. A bus fell into the crater.  Click for Daily Mail website/Time & Life/Getty image.

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