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
2 September 2011
Saturday 23 August 1941: herrings for Dorothy
Very mild, dismal, heavy downpour all day without respite. In afternoon to do shopping locally in the rain. Met *Dorothy Longhurst by the railway arch, she was on her way here to spend evening with us. She had tea and I cooked some herrings which she obviously enjoyed. Showed her some photographs; a happy time. She has a lovely smile.
*Note: we've met Dorothy before. She came to tea a few months back and Fred played the gramophone. And last year she called one day to buy some marmalade. 'A lovely girl.' .