June 20 1940 (1)
Bolton's first air raid warning sounded approx 03-40. All clear half an hour later. I reported at the post in the shortest possible time, and later patrolled the whole area with Mr. Brabin. We did not hear the sounds of any aeroplane engines but it later transpired the enemy were in the vicinity. Our chief observation was that there were too many people out of doors. If such a curiosity persists it may well prove costly in the near future. At the “Raiders Passed” all wardens returned to the post, then hurried home to resume their interrupted sleep.
June 25 1940 (2)
Air raid warning sounded about 01-00. Hurried to post and reported for duty. Came away with rattle and handbell in case of gas. Patrolled houses under my control and later met Mr. Brabin and Mr. Jones. We spotted a light showing through an insufficiently drawn blind, and on going to the suspected house the light was out, and no answer was made to repeated knockings. Enemy aircraft was heard distinctly overhead on two occasions, but as clouds were low the searchlights could not locate them. We then patrolled the whole area and met other wardens, and settled on the railway bridge and chatted until the “Raiders Passed “sounded round 00-20. There were not as many people on the streets this time, although we had to admonish them on three occasions. Returned to post and then home to bed.