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Bulletin 201 – August 2005
I lived at 15 Roffes Lane during the war – the road is off Chaldon Road at the bottom of Clifton Hill. Crossing the road going north is Green Lane, a cinder track made up I think from the coal fires at St Lawrence’s Hospital. The lane went past the hospital farm behind the Guards’ Depot and on to Caterham Common.
In the winter of 1940 we spent most nights in our air raid shelters. The shelter entrance faced towards St. Lawrence’s Hospital. On this particular night the bomb whistled down for about one minute …