27 September 2012

24 to 28 Sept 1942: blotting paper & bombs

24 Thur. Mild, very heavy clouds, thunder midday; treacherous showers. Cycled to Morden to buy cats' meat. To Mrs Hippel to ask how her wireless was going. Firewatching duty at Duffs.

25 Fri. ...Did the usual Friday morning shopping. Miss Dickson does the house cleaning as usual. Made new blotting paper cone for loud-speaker. Letter from Chas.Staden; his allotment has been bombed at Spalding.

26 Sat. ...Got the groceries as usual, then to Wimbledon along rail path to buy a few thin gs. Saw some interesting engines.

27 Sun. Cool, dull, but calm Alb, lily, Dad & Antony to dinner but did not stay to tea as they were to go to Uncle Alf & Aunt Hannah's. Walk to (Wimbledon) Common in evening and stood at an open air Gospel meeting where I heard a fine address by a Greek.

28 Mon. Cool, dismal, rain all day. Out only in afternoon to shop locally and came back very wet.

"There is no situation it (the House of Commons) cannot address itself with vigour and ingenuity. It is the citadel of British liberty. It is the foundation of our laws."
- Winston Churchill speaking in the House of Commons, 23 Oct 1942.

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