Observations of Coventry and Leicester's bombing.

  I remember the bombing clearly and during that time I lived on Melton Road, Belgrave, opposite St. Michaels & All Angels Church.
In November 1940 we counted 8 or 9 crumps getting nearer and nearer, whilst we were in the cellar, but they didn't hit our part of Belgrave.

    At the bombing of Coventry my father called us out onto our front doorsteps, where we were able to see the red flames illuminating the night sky over that town - we looked down towards the Melton Turn and the sky was a picture. An uncle who worked for Leicester Corporation at the time was drafted down to Coventry by lorry on a daily basis for weeks to help clean the place up. He was heartbroken by the things he saw.

By N. Coleman

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