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29 August 2014

28th August 1944: damaged house collapsed in the wind

28 Mon. Very mild, some nice sunny periods. Got some things at the grocers and post-office in morning. Bought fish at Cheam in afternoon. Warning at 2.40 p.m. A gliding bomb fell in Lambton Road on Dr Pritchards house and destroyed it with several others. Went to see if Len and Emily Garrods house was safe: it was damaged but not seriously, also one more bomb in W, all clear at 3.53 p.m. From 1.20 to 3.16 p.m. no incident. Cleared the small bedroom of slates, plaster and glass debris and swept the floor. A squad of workmen started demolishing damaged houses in this road with a view to repairing them: one damaged house collapsed in the wind this morning.

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