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
7 August 2011
Wednesday 16th July 1941: 10 cwts for £1.14.9
Rather cool for time of year. Cloudy and dull. To do shopping in morning. Had 5 cwts of coalite & 5 cwts of coal in, they cost a total of £1.14.9. Cycled to Tolworth in evening. Dad looked fairly well.
Note: Fred's Dad was living with his Fred's brother and sister-in-law (back row) a few miles away at 98 Largewood Avenue, Tolworth. This photo was taken about 1943. .