13 September 2014

13th Sept 1944: we can shut the front door again!

13 Wed. Very mild, some hazy sunshine in afternoon; pleasant. Got the groceries and other things locally in morning. Cycle ride to Lower Morden, saw very severe damage in Kingsbridge Rd, about 12 houses completely destroyed, also where several houses were down in Sycamore Av. The workmen have put new doors throughout the house or other doors salvaged from other condemned houses and we can now shut the front door. Also the brickwork at back of house is repaired and half the roof is slated, so we are getting on. Aunt Liza called, she is just back from Preston. It seems fairly certain that the explosions occurring in the London area are the expected rockets fired probably from Germany: there are reports that they have fallen at Chiswick, Kew, Carshalton and Kennington.

On this day: a US destroyer Warrington and two Coast Guard cutters sunk in hurricane off east coast of USA.

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