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5 January 2015

5th Jan 1945: many letters... earthquake in Preston!

5 Fri. Black frost, cold day but fairer in afternoon. To the butchers, cold meat shop, bakers, newsagents, and to get accumulators in morning. Bought cats meat at Merton in afternoon. Had a large post delivery to-day including a parcel of cake, biscuits, sweets, etc. from Elsie in Canada, a Xmas card from Jack Bradley on active service, a letter from Roy Cooper on active service, also letters from Cousin Maud, & Rev. Chas. Staden: Chas. says they had a doodle-bug at Spalding, and Maud said they had an earthquake at Preston* when her bed collapsed under her. Warning at 10.20 p.m. Flying bombs: one distant SE, one SE, one in E not many miles away after a long silent glide. All clear 11.0 p.m.

Link to map of more recent earthquakes in Preston. They are not so uncommon in the area! Quakes are noted in 1835, 1843, 1869, 1871 in a list of Preston events.

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