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28 October 2012

22 to 28 Oct 1942: announced over wireless, two enemy bombers destroyed

22 Thur. ...Cycled to Morden to buy fish and something at Boot's. Trimmed the evergreen hedges in the front garden.

23 Fri.  ...Did shopping in morning, also to Wimbledon in afternoon. There was a distant warning & all clear while I was out.

"There is no situation to which it cannot address itself with vigour and ingenuity. It is the citadel of British liberty. It is the foundation of our laws." - Winston Churchil speaking in and referring to the House of Commons, 23 October 1942.

24 Sat. Very cool, boisterous chilly wind; some bright sunny periods, also shower & hail. Cycled to Morden to buy cats' meat. Got the groceries in afternoon and a few other things.

25 Sun. Very cool, dismal, showers. Dad, Alb, Lily & Anthony to dinner & tea, also Madge. Margaret & Edie Hopkins to tea. A piece of chocolate for my birthday from Anthony and presents of money from Dad. Alb & Lily wrote letter to Uncle Tom.

26 Mon. ...Heard all clear at 11.0 a.m, did not hear the warning. Also warning from 11.25 a.m, to noon; sounds of gunfire & aero-engines. Thence from  12.55 to 1.12 p.m., & 3.45 to 4.10 p.m. It was announced over the wireless that two enemy bombers were destroyed. Went out in the rain to buy a few things locally also later to pay the Slate Club. Started to make a new output transformer for the rebuilt moving coil unit. Posted letter to Uncle Tom.

27 Tues. ...Took umbrella to Mrs Child. Took two missionary collecting boxes to houses in Elm Close. More work on bobbin of new transformer. Warning from 1.30 to 1.37 p.m.

28 Wed. ...Warning fom 4.10 to 4.20 p.m. Did shopping in morning: met Alf's Lily with Alan's bike; told me she tried to buy a lamp bracket for it but could not get one: took one along in afternoon. More work making the sectionalised bobbin for new outrput transformer.

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