Sheltering from the raid of 19th November 1940

   I was in the Bishop Street library when the air-raid sirens first sounded. I was with two friends and we decided to make a run for it. We lived in the West End district of Leicester and had a fair way to go. We got to the far end of New Park Street, when we decided to take shelter.

   A stick of bombs were dropped and the first of them landed in Newarke Street, the second in the Newarkes and the third demolished the fish shop in Fitzroy Street, not more than two hundred yards from the shelter, where we were standing.

   My mate 'Den' always swore blind that the pilot could see us walking up the Newarkes.

By B. Wood


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