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cambsaction
People in story: 
Joan Fardell
Location of story: 
West Bromwich, Birmingham
Background to story: 
Civilian
Article ID: 
A4270097
Contributed on: 
25 June 2005

There were only two really bad bombings in my area that I can remember. The first was when a bomb hit two churches and a row of houses, killing thirty. When this happened a sixteen-year-old girl had to hold a baby above water in a flooded cellar for a very long time and was given a medal for this act of bravery. The second one hit Bescot sidings, a place where trains were kept for storage and maintenance, this damaged houses as well.
I also remember a plane coming down in the day and missing our house by 400 yards and hitting a semi-detached house almost tearing it apart but luckily no one was killed.

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