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16 July 2014

16th July 1944: rapid railway repair after bombing

16 Sun. Rather warm, some fine sunny periods. Warning from 12.8.a.m. Flying bomb on railway at Wimbledon opposite Springfield Road also two distant in S. all clear 7.58 a.m. From 10.20 to 11.45 a.m. one NE one distant N. At 11.50 a.m. one on railway just beyond Raynes Park Sta: saw ballast train and men repairing the track: one distant, not located: all clear 11.58 a.m. From 12.10 p.m. one fell on Wimbledon Common: all clear 12.59 p.m. From 4.38 to 5.24 p.m. one distant NE. From 7.15 to 7.30 p.m. one NE and one looks like Mitcham. Mrs Akroyd called: gave her some flowers. Went to see where the railway was bombed this morning and found repairs were complete and trains running as usual: it took only a few hours to put right although the bomb got a direct hit. Planted lettuce seed.

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