Bomb damage at Runnymede, Colliers Wood

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Date Photo Taken 15th August 1940
Area Mitcham
Copyright 1 News Chronicle
Picture Reference Mit_​War_​T22
Original Format Photo
Notes / History They used to walk all around the streets in case an incendiary bomb was dropped – they had to go down and fight them with an old fashioned stirrup pump .. because they deadly dangerous .. And some of them used to jump up there and try and put it out with .. their coats on it .. used to explode .. sometimes and blind them ..

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