of Coventry and Leicester's bombing.
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