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8 February 2014

7th February 1944: Merton pub's rear blown out by bomb

7 Mon. Very cool, cloudy but a few periods of sunshine in afternoon. To Morden on cycle to buy fish; from thence to Merton to buy aspirins for Ciss. While there I saw another part of De Burgh Road (sic) and found some damage which I missed yesterday. The Sultan public house had had its back blown out and several houses adjoining were completely destroyed.  The feature of this raid was the number of direct hits which is unusual. The only bombs to miss houses were the time bombs in the back gardens of Victory Road; but these damaged four houses seriously. Succeeded in repairing Mrs. Child's torch; she will be pleased as it belonged to Mr. Child who was killed in the Chestnut Road bombing in Nov. 1940

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