27 September 2014

25th Sept 1944: shocked woman

25 Mon. Very cool, rough, chilly wind. Fairly bright afternoon. Mr. Evans the landlord called; he was dissatisfied with the repair to the front of the house. Mrs. Hockney and her son called in afternoon; made a cup of tea for them. To Wimbledon to buy fish. Went through Graham and Herbert Road to see the damage and met a Civil Defence woman who was in a Morrison shelter in the house that got the direct hit. She was previously bombed out of Cliveden Rd. The lady was uninjured but had to go to Somerset for a few weeks on account of shock. Warning from 5.15 to 5.35 a.m. A flying bomb from NE to SW: it flew over Epsom and beyond: I heard it explode but distantly.

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