21 January 2013

21st Jan 1943: British shell on Bushey Road

21 Thur. Mild, 52 degrees, lovely sunny day, but rain later. To Morden to buy cats' meat. My cycle makes a noise like a machine gun when I pedal; shall have to examine it: I think there is a broken ball bearing. Went to see where the British shell fell in Bushey Road early Monday morning. It was fired by a gun miles to the N.W.  I heard it whistle over but did not know where it fell at the time. It fell in the middle of the footway at the end of Aston Road, making a crater 6ft across spattering earth about and driving fragments into the grassy bank in the middle of Bushey Road; I hear some people were injured.

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