2 August 2014

3rd August 1944: £2 for replacement clothes

3 Thur. Mild; dull, morning but sunny later. Warning continuing from 11.30 last night to 6.30 a.m. on 3rd. During this time 37 flying bombs were heard, 7 of them being very near. From 6.40 a.m. to 9.23 a.m. one in E and three in SE. From 9.45 a.m. to 11.58 a.m. one did great damage to houses and flats on Wimbledon Hill, also one in SW and one in SE. To Wimbledon to buy undervest, pants, socks and pair of trousers as my others are stored with the furniture at Merton. From 12.25 p.m. to 12.45 p.m. two in E, one E. To Wimbledon in afternoon to buy fish for dear Dinky and to Assistance Board in Ridgeway to obtain £2 payment for replacement clothes as above. Landlord called in evening to see the damaged house.

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