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30 August 2014

30th August 1944: bombed and bewildered

"She was standing outside her damaged house looking bewildered, her furniture piled up in the road waiting for the lorry to take it away."

30 Wed. Very mild, mostly cloudy.  From 7.45 to 8.4 a.m. no incident. Got the groceries locally, of course; also bought cats meat in Morden and fish in Martin Way. From 12.0 noon to 12.20 p.m. no incident. The workmen made good headway re-building the timberwork of the roof: it seems our house is the last to be repaired on this side of the road, the rest are condemned. The bomb which fell at 9.15 last evening fell nearly opposite Holy Cross Church in Adela Av. I went there this morning and found the bomb fell only a few doors from Lydia Godrey’s. She was standing outside her damaged house looking bewildered, her furniture piled up in the road waiting for the lorry to take it away.

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