Rather cold, dull, torrents of rain all day. Warnings from 10.2 to 10.15 a.m., 10.44 to 11.30 a.m., 1.20 to 1.40 p.m., 2.47 to 3.15 p.m. Heavy reports about 4 p.m., 4.2 to 4.35 p.m. Enemy plane about; local guns fired. Out to buy rabbit for the cats.Saw damage to house in Whately Av. & Bushey Road. Two bombs in the latter - right at this end of Chestnut Road. Two people killed there. Bombs also in Cherry Wood Lane, Cannon Hill, Monkleigh Road, Martin Way, etc. 9 people killed. Letter and 3/- (shilling) postal order from Ron Cooper for doing his film. Warning from 6.0 to - no, the night raid did begin then. Sound of a few distant planes and gunfire only: all clear at 9.5 p.m. Mr. Frayne called: he is going back to Wales. (Note: I believe Fed Frayne may have been a solicitor... I wonder if any historians or ancestors are reading this f who can confirm? - Tony.)
This is a link to the photo Charlie Womble mentions in his comments below. Readers may like to note that I have promised to give all Fred's original diaries to the Merton Library & Heritage Service - Tony French.