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Bombed out

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Peter Ramsey
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Morden, Surrey
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20 September 2005

Bombed out

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I remember that father (who served as an auxiliary policeman) installed an Anderson shelter in the back garden and covered it with thin branches of trees.

At the height of the London bombing, my family lived in Hillcross Crescent, Morden, which was a road almost half a mile long with semi-detached houses on either side. The houses opposite backed onto a golf course, and one night, a landmine dropped on the course and completely flattened the houses opposite and removed the tops of the houses on our side of the road.

Our houses was declared uninhabitable, so we moved to somewhere that we thought we were safe. My two sisters and I went to stay with and aunt in Guildford, and miother and father stayed with another aunt in Godalming.

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