8th October 1940

There was an alarm at 12.45am today, and a good number of bombs fell. About 2 o’clock eight came down near Maypole Farm, making a tremendous shriek and whistle. We could hear fire bugles blowing in the Barracks, although there was no fire. One bomb did not go off until 7 this morning, when it made a tremendous crash.

1 comment:

Hogday said...

I think it is a little known fact that many `safe rural` areas were subjected to German bombs. I was in Aldeburgh, Suffolk, recently and read, in the Moot Hall museum, that almost 200 bombs fell on that sleepy, coastal town. My brother in law was evacuated there but begged his parents to bring him back home to Romford!