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Alwyne Diary
©2011 Heather Johnson
October 1940
4th Essex Telegraph on fire. No sirens today but a Jerry circled round Chelmsford 3 times. Saw it plainly, very low. Mother got my cold.
3rd Dull wet day. Cold still rather bad. Another bomb dropped at Colchester by lone raider. Chamberlain resigns from Cabinet. 3 girls killed at Old Heath Laundry & 2 people in house.
2nd Jerry plane machine gunned us. Bullet through Shepard's roof. Bomb dropped at Vint Crescent (Lexden Road & Maternity Home Wash House).
1st Had a lot of planes over in night. Siren on from 8 o/c - 4 o/c. Cold bad.
September 1940
30th Got a cold. Had some planes over at night but no siren. Cold day. N.E. wind.
29th Had siren at 11 o/c just as we were going to Chapel. Nice quiet night last night.
28th Cold N. wind. Had a lovely quiet night last night, did not have to get up at all. Majors went to Maplestead. (Evacuation).
27th Big mass raids. Had 3 warnings at Chelmsford. 133 shot down - 34 of ours lost. Japan signs pact with Germany & Italy.
26th Cold day. Had a 10 min. siren at Chelmsford. Had a lot of bombs dropped at night but no warning. Went to shelter.
25th Had two sirens during night. Went down shelter, heard some bombs.
24th Had 3 sirens here & 2 at Chelmsford. Bomb dropped at Tey in night - shook our windows.
23rd Had an all night siren.
22nd Fanny stayed to tea. Had 3 sirens but nothing happened.
21st Lovely sunny warm day. Sat out in shelter. Had bad raid at night. Bombs at (Lt.) Horkesley. (Direct hit on the church there).

The wartime diary of
Alwyne Garling
93 London Road

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