London in the Blitz. Fred French, 66 Chestnut Road, Raynes Park, Wimbledon, London SW20 kept this diary, blogged 70 years later, during WWII and peacetime. He loves music, model aircraft, radios, railways, roses. His sister Theresa (Ciss) goes out to work - Fred does the shopping, etc.
'On this day' and other notes by 'Tony in Devon'.
By the same editor Poems Please Me
27 June 2010
Tuesday 25th June 1940
Furnishing the air raid shelter .
Between very mild and rather warm, getting cooler. Cloudy morning but some feeble sunshine in afternoon. Shortly after midnight heard aircraft high overhead, many searchlights out but all failed to find it. Then the air raid sirens sounded and the alarm lasted three hours before the all-clear signal was heard. We all went into the steel shelter but no raid occurred locally. In afternoon dug the shelter floor deeper and laid down carpets for comforts sake & Dad made seat on either side. Had to water garden. .