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6 April 2015

6th April 1945: Walklings Bakery

6 Fri. Very mild, dull, calm; rain at night: better now the wind has dropped. Got beef at the butchers, also bought a cake at Walklings** thence to newsagents to pay for the weeks papers. Small amount of shopping locally in afternoon. Cleared bellbine and weeds from round the gooseberry bushes and applied muriate of potash; gooseberries seem to need it. Mrs. Knight, Jean, Micky and another boy took a lot of her salvage away: we have been minding it since the bomb fell last July.

**In April 1941, all 54 people sheltering in the cellars of a Walklings Bakery in Southwark were killed when the premises suffered a direct hit. This webpage has more information and comments.


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