IN ‘LUCKY escape from Luftwaffe’s bomb’ (Nostalgia, August 28) historian Mark Muller looked at the lucky escapes of Pembrokeshire people when a German bomb fell in Haverfordwest during the Second World War.

Mrs Dorothy Davies (nee Owen) wrote to us in response to the piece, with an incredible tale of how the solid head of her favourite doll saved her life when a bomb was dropped in City Road, Haverfordwest, when she was just two years old:

“When the bomb fell, my mother ran upstairs to the bedroom only to find that the ceiling had collapsed.

“She had to clear the debris away and when she lifted me up I appeared lifeless, but thankfully – much to her relief – I let out an almighty yell.

“Thanks to a doll I was clutching at the time (I still have the doll!) I only received a cut on my cheek and neck – the scar is visible today.

“My father, who worked in the Education Department of the County Offices in Haverfordwest, was in Narberth at the time, seeing to evacuees who had just arrived in the county from London.

“He was surprised when he returned in his car to Haverfordwest to be told he couldn’t go up City Road because a bomb had been dropped in the area.

“However, somehow, in sheer desperation, he got City Road only to find his garage badly damaged a few yards from the side of the crater.

“My mother often spoke of the prompt visit from a member of St John Ambulance Team (Mrs W Beer) Old Bridge, and the Rev Baring Gould (St Martins Church), who was there to support those in need that evening.

“It was a miracle there were not more casualties or even fatalities on that terrifying evening in September, 1940.”