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9 December 2013

9th December 1943: house cleaner & gunfire

10 Fri. Very cold, dismal morning, brighter later, bitter wind. Miss Brewer* of Tolworth came to do the house cleaning in place of Miss Dixon to-day. Did the usual Friday morning shopping including going to Wimbledon. Bought more Xmas cards. Warning at 7.30 p.m. Nothing came this way but prolonged gunfire over London way. All clear at 8.25 p.m.

*Note: Miss Brewer and her sister lived at 104 Largewood Avenue, Tolworth, Surbition, Surrey (3 houses along from Fred's bother & sister-in-law).  It would have been a ten-minute walk to a bus stop then a fifteen-minute journey to Chestnut Road along the old Kingston By-Pass.

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