3 July 2012

21 June 1942: roses everywhere

21 Sun. Warm, close, some hazy sunshine. The children called before going to Sunday School. Cousin Dorius brought little Lawrance. Walk along Coombe Lane, Copse Hill,  Ernie Road, Mackay Road & Dunstall Road in evening. The roses everywhere are glorious. Wrote letter to Mrs Hodges.

Note: the roads mentioned make it look as if Fred walked right around the outside of Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Club grounds.


  1. As I see it these roads would have taken him up to the south side of the common but still a long way from the tennis courts.

  2. Without going back to the maps now... I spent ages trying to suss the route. Fascinating to work it out now - and being true to his entries in his notebooks.