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 February 2012
Fri 30 Jan 1942: my only seaside holiday, in 1906
. The two 1906 Weymouth postcards are from Fred. sent on the holiday he still remembered in 1942 Top (with reverse): Rothe Walk Below (with reverse): Weymouth Harbour
"...only seaside holiday I have ever had and what a happy time! I don't expect I shall ever have another holiday again"
Severe morning frost everything being thick white and the puddles frozen solid. Thawing in afternoon and a deluge of rain later and after peals of thunder. Did shopping locally in morning and thence to Wimbledon along rail path but was not able to buy much. Saw Drummond 4-4-0 loco. No.423 - my engine, it took me to Weymouth for a week in 1906 the only seaside holiday I have ever had and what a happy time! I don't expect I shall ever have another holiday again. To get accumulators in afternoon and to pay subscription for District Nurse to Mrs.Page 28 Sydney Road. Bought some sprats and found a baby octopus among them.