We have a great deal of the last air raid. It seems certain that they got to Preston, Wigan and Bolton (some say Warrington) and some suburb of M’chester and did a lot of damage, Dora’s maid told them that “There was not a soul left alive in Wigan”!!! I have half a mind to go there this afternoon and see for myself.
27 September 1916. Letter from John Sampson, University Librarian, to his wife [Sampson Archive SP8/1/2/11/69]. This week’s war: 113.