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
23 January 2013
23rd Jan 1943: armoured railway engine?
23 Sat. Very cool, getting colder; cloudy. Cycled to Wimbledon to buy liver & lights for Dinky at the Hartfield Road shop; have only been there twice. Cycle now runs beautifully. Got the groceries as usual. Along rail path at 5.45 p.m. to see the Q1 heavy loco come up. It seems it is armoured to withstand air-attack. Planted shallots in the garden. Photo:Southern Railway wartime SR Q1 class locomotive. Photo via Wikipedia