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21 August 2005

This story has been submitted to the BBC People’s War by a volunteer from Lincoln CSV Action Desk on behalf of Gordon Chandler and added to the website with his permission. Mr Chandler fully understands the site’s terms and conditions.

I was enjoying a night at the Savoy cinema in Lincoln when Bettles the chemist on Saltergate was bombed.

It shook the cinema and we were evacuated.

I had parked my bike next to the cinema in the compound when I went in. When I came out it was no more and I found myself walking back to Waddington in total blackout darkness.

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