Tag Archives: Greenwich

20.3.41

Fairly heavy raids last night, but only 1 plane brought down, so no doubt the rumours about a “secret weapon” are all baloney. A lot of bombs at Greenwich, one of them while I was talking to E[ileen] over the … Continue reading

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3.3.41

Last night with G. [1] to see the shelter in the crypt under Greenwich church.  The usual wooden and sacking bunks, dirty (no doubt also lousy when it gets warmer), ill-lighted and smelly, but not on this particular night very … Continue reading

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10.9.40

Can’t write much of the insanities of the last few days.  It is not so much that the bombing is worrying in itself as that the disorganisation of traffic, frequent difficulty of telephoning, shutting of shops whenever there is a … Continue reading

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26.8.40

(Greenwich).  The raid which occurred on the 24th was the first real raid on London so far as I am concerned, i.e. the first in which I could hear the bombs.  We were watching at the front door when the … Continue reading

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3.5.39.

Outside Miller Hospital[1], starlings & sparrows stripping bark, apparently to make nests. Some small boughs completely stripped. [1] The reference to Miller hospital, the visit to Greenwich, where Eileen’s brother, Laurence O’Shaughnessy, lived and Eileen’s writing the diary may indicate … Continue reading

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30.4.39.

14 eggs. Came to Greenwich.     NOTE: Pictures taken by Orwell in Morocco, as well as some press cuttings and other items from his time there, have been added to the Image Gallery. Gordon Bowker has kindly contributed an … Continue reading

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