21 February 2014

21st February 1944: Wimbledon High Street bombed

21 Mon. Very cold, very dull, driving bitter east wind. Warning from 3.25 to 3.55 a.m. The Wimbledon Common guns fired a few rounds at very long range in an easterly direction. An enemy planer came down in last night's raid at Selhurst Station. Bombs fell in Wimbledon High Street last night. I cycled to Wimbledon to buy fish, haricot beans and window fasteners, the latter have been missing since the bombing. While there, I saw signs of blast but did not see where the bombs actually dropped. Mr. Luccock called to make arrangements for a prayer meeting here on Wed. evening.

Click for map of sites where bombs fell in Wimbledon

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