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
5 April 2011
Saturday 5th April 1941: a bed at last - and trilby
Very cool, dismal: yellow light. To Wimbledon. Bought cats' week-end provisions. Bought trilby hat - grey, and ordered overcoat. Also bought Columbia Talkie gramophone needles at Maxwells. Put up my bedstead so shall sleep in a bed at last. Put up overmantel in Dad's room. Repaired Uncle Joe's R and A moving coil loudspeaker. .
Uncle Fred's record of cats' food bought during April 1941. The money is in pence, and half and quarter pence. (Click image to enlarge.)