16 September 2013

16th Sept 1943: Mr Conley, "He's a special bloke"

16 Thur. Very mild, very cloudy. Rev. Chas. Staden called for the wireless set I repaired for him. He was in London to attend Centenary meeting at Richmond College. He returned to his home at Spalding taking the set with him this afternoon. Bought fish in Morden in afternoon. Short walk in evening; saw Pacific loco. also Brighton 4.4.0. In earl;y hours 2.45 a.m. heard terrific, resounding explosion to northwards. Warning from 9.47 to 9.59 p.m. Little Ann Conley tells me her father has been made deputy fire party leader - "He's a special bloke".

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