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17 July 2014

17th July 1944: bombs and a break... and sermons!

17 Mon. Warm, fine sunny day. Warning at 4.32 a.m: four bombs in the S. one fairly near, one distant S. one S. fairly near, one very distant SE, one E and one N. all clear 5.48 a.m. From 6.25 to 6.36 a.m. no incident. From 7.37 a.m. Two distant SE, two SE, and one distant S, all clear 8.20 a.m. From 10.40 to 10.50 a.m. one NE. The R.A.F. have been bombing the “ways” from which the flying bombs are launched and we have had peace since 10.50 a.m. Cycled to Morden and Merton also went to see dear Mother’s grave. Called on Mrs. Child to get the addresses of Audrey, John, and Peter who have been evacuated to Nottingham while the raids last. She called here with the addresses written out also dear Jenefer to whom I gave some sprays off the pop-tree for her to play with: gave Mrs. Child a bunch of flowers from the garden. A bomb this morning fell at Rowensbury Rd. between Morden and Mitcham. Wrote letter to Uncle Tom. Received parcel of Dr Winsdale Young’s sermons from Mr. Tout.

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