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
20 June 2013
14th June 1943: glasshouses bombed
14 Mon. Bank Holiday. Very mild; heavy showers alternating with sunshine. Short cycle ride in afternoon; saw nice house where Winifred Bishop used to live at Malden. Did some gardening, sowing aquilegia seeds. Warning from 12.45 to 1.15 a.m. One machine circled round from W. then S. and finally went off S.E.: one shot* was fired at it.
*Fred has added a note in the diary about the 'shot':
The shot referred to was actually the bomb that fell on glass houses at Ruxley - there was no firing whatever.