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
13 July 2010
Thursday 11th July 1940
Very mild, very cloudy, with just a few bursts of sun; boisterous cool wind. To Wimbledon along railway line. Bought shoe-laces at Woolworths and ox heart for Dinky. Saw locos Lord Nelson and Lord Colingwood both with 24 ins. diameter chimneys. Alan Spooner called about improving a loud-speaker cone. Short walk in evening; watched gun practice on the fields. . Photo: a branch of Woolworths on its closing day, 70 years later. (Via Wikpedia.)