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 April 2013
23rd April 1943: Easter flowers & gunfire
Lesser Stitchwort (photo: Wikipedia)
23 Fri. Good Friday. Very mild, very cloudy and dull; gentle rain most of the day. Walk along little rail path in afternoon; saw lesser stitchwort in bloom on railway embankment. The white may is out; red may nearly so; also saw wisteria in full bloom. The sirens sounded during the rain at 10.39 p.m. Some distant gunfire, heard a machine flying towards London; all clear at 11.23 p.m.