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 May 2012
3 May 1942: relations in uniform
3 Sun. Mild, nice sunny day: pleasant. Alb, Lily and baby Anthony, Dad from Tolworth also John from Basingstoke in Air Force uniform - he is a wireless operator of a bomber crew, and Lily's sister Nellie. Walk on the Common in evening.
Photo: John (Hodgkins) from (12 Soper Grove), Basingstoke in Air Force uniform. He was the son of Nellie and Frank Hodgkins. Nellie was Lily's sister; Lily was Fred's sister-in-law. (The photo is from present editor's collection.)