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Alwyne Diary
©2011 Heather Johnson
August 1940
3rd Lovely day. Shelter nearly finished. Put earth on. Had raid warning 11.10 p.m. to 12.20.
2nd Nice day. Had air raid warning at night 10.30 to 12.20. Heard nothing.
1st Lovely day. Had 3 warnings last night. 10 o/c for 10 mins. 1 - 2.40. 2.45 - 3.20 a.m. Heard nothing except a few planes.
July 1940
31st Men came to put roof on shelter. 240 German planes shot down during July.
30th Dull & close.
29th Big raid on Dover Harbour. 17 of them brought down. Nice day. Men finished building walls of shelter. Had an air raid warning 5.30 p.m. - 6 p.m.
28th Lovely day. Sat out in garden. Went downstairs during night when we heard aeroplanes.
27th Dull day. Men put in step of dug-out. Garden looking very nice.
26th Wet night but nice day. Heard some bombs during night.
25th No enemy air-craft over last night. Nice day. Men started to build dug-out. 28 planes brought down.
24th New budget. Income Tax now 8/6 & 5/- in . ('/-' = shillings. 20/- = 1). Wet evening. 12 Germans shot down to-day.
23rd Had air raid warning Last night 11.45 p.m. - 2.15 a.m.. Nothing happened. Bombs at Maldon. Builders brought bricks for shelter.
22nd Nice day. 300 killed & 400 injured in 1st month of air raids.
21st 21 German plans shot down yesterday. Fanny came for day.



The wartime diary of
Alwyne Garling
93 London Road
Lexden
Colchester


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