London in the Blitz. Fred French, 66 Chestnut Road, Raynes Park, Wimbledon, London SW20 kept this diary, blogged 69 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 French.
By the same editor Poems Please Me
15 July 2010
Monday 15th July 1940
Very mild, very dull, rain all day except for a short period in evening. Started converting my low-wing model into a high-wing for purposes of comparison. Alan Spooner brought a portable gramophone and pick-up which I tried on my set. Miss Trewin called in evening. To see Dear Mother's grave in evening which looks very nice. The self-sown marigolds have turned out to be a particularly fine variety. Alan Spooner brought a specimen of globe-thistle or echinops as he wanted to know the name. (Photo: echinops/globe-thistle. Credit: Anna via Wikipedia.) . On this day: French Vichy Government refused Germany use of military bases in northern Africa. And plans initiated by German General Staff for invasion of England some time after 15th August along 200-mile front from Ramsgate to Lyme Regis. .