20 July 2016

28th Feb 1947: neighbour's chimney on fire

28 Fri. Very cold but not quite freezing, very dull, windy; snowing most of the day. Got the meat, a nice piece of beef, also some cakes and flour and other things locally. To Merton in afternoon to buy fish. Cleaned the parlour windows inside and out, polished dining room floor etc. Donald & Laurie called and played pin-board. Winsley’s the house next door but one had their chimney on fire very fiercely. The pot became red hot & burst, flames and smoke came from roof & chimney stack so they sent for the fire engine. It remained some time but it was got under control without much difficulty.

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