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
1 January 2012
Thur 1st Jan 1942: Fluffy the cat suffocated
New Year card in family collection, early 1900s. Sections above fold are cut out; all drawings embossed.
New Year's Day. Cold, very dull but less mist. Very little shopping to-day but went toWimbledon to buy fish for cats. Aunt Liza called and told us Fluffy was dead. He was suffocated by the register of the stove falling down and the room filled with smoke: he was so bad he had to be put to sleep. He was shut in the room and no one knew what had happened until it was too late. .