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
11 September 2013
9th Sept 1943: music & exams
9 Thur. Very mild, very cloudy, rough east wind; rain at night. Shopping in morning. Bought cycle lamp battery. Margery Costella called. Mrs. Child & Jenefer called to tell me her niece Peggy has got her L.R.A.M.* for oboe playing and her daughter Jean has passed her matriculation** exam. Gwen & Laurance called.
*Licentiate of the Royal Academy of Music. A professional qualification, at that time either for performing or for teaching. **The entrance exam for universities.