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28 March 2014

28th March 1944: delayed bomb... house shudders

28 Tues. Mild, some pleasant sunshine in afternoon. Cycled to Wimbledon to buy fish. Extended my ride up the hill to Burliegh* Road to see a bomb crater in the middle of the road. No damage except to mains running under the road. Heard a very loud report at 10.15 a.m., a delayed bomb no doubt, location unknown; the house shuddered. Adjustments to the brakes of cycle; the brakes are now very efficient; short ride in afternoon proved this to be so.

Note: I take it this is the Burghley Road on a present-day map (2,000m from Fred's home) and close to Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Association.

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