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  • 09/08/2011

    Letter from Croydon

    My father can tell you stories of when Croydon burned in the Blitz: as a Boy Scout he was a fire-watcher on the top of the tall tower at Mayday Hospital. He was in the army by the time of the V-rocket attacks: Croydon took more doodlebug hits than any other borough. We've taken some hits last night, and the smell of smoke was still pervasive in the sunlit streets at 09:00

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