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14 February 2013

12th to 14th Feb 1943: flooded shelter

12 Fri. Rather mild, nice morning, rain later. To butchers & other shops locally in morning. Then to Morden to buy cats' meat and sprats: met Mr. Honor in Martin Way. While in Morden the sirens sounded at 11.50 a.m. all clear at 12.10. p.m. Also some more shopping locally in afternoon.

13 Sat. Rather cool, bright, fine, sunny day but stiff fresh breeze. Got the groceries as usual also to Wimbledon to buy a few things. Saw a Wainwright 4-4-0 loco at Wimbledon. Had to bail out six pailfuls of water from the shelter; this is the first time it has had water in it since it was cemented in; expect the water came through the roof.

14 Sun. Rather mild, fine, sunny day... Only Gwennie called to-day. Short walk along Bushey Road in afternoon. Started reading R. M. Ballantyne's book " The Madman and the Pirate" a Sunday School Prize of 1900, which I read then but have since forgotten.

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