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18 January 2014

16th January 1944: a family in the war...

16 Sun. Hoar frost, thick fog all day. Ciss went to Tolworth in spite of the fog and walked all the way there - four miles, as there were no buses. She rode home by train, having to wait 40 mins for it. Alb, Lily & Anthony had to walk from Surbiton Station to Tolworth last night with a German plane overhead, the guns firing all round and the shrapnel whining down; they had just returned from Basingstoke. Have heard that time bomb on the railway between Tolworth and Chessington had stopped the trains over that section, but they were running again this evening. Doris stayed the night. On fire duty.

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