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A Lucky Day for Us

by BBC Southern Counties Radio

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08 July 2005

This story was submitted to the people’s war site Alan Gammon from Littlehampton Learning Centre and has been added to the website on behalf of Lucy Whittlesey with his permission and he fully understands the site’s terms and conditions.


In Lascelles Road, Leytonstone London E11 a land mine which was a weapon that was dropped from an aircraft by parachute. It crashed through the roof of a house across the road attached itself to the broken rafters in the roof and suspending the mine just one inch above the gas cooker. A lucky day for us!

Wartime brought the community together and we all mucked in to help each other.

It was 4 days before it was defused and I spent them with my sister.

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