20 June 2013

14th June 1943: glasshouses bombed

14 Mon. Bank Holiday. Very mild; heavy showers alternating with sunshine. Short cycle ride in afternoon; saw nice house where Winifred Bishop used to live at Malden. Did some gardening, sowing aquilegia seeds. Warning from 12.45 to 1.15 a.m. One machine circled round from W. then S. and finally went off S.E.: one shot* was fired at it.

*Fred has added a note in the diary about the 'shot':
The shot referred to was actually the bomb that fell on glass houses at Ruxley - there was no firing whatever.

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