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
30 October 2013
30th October 1943: 'Raynes Park guns blazed... heartening row'
30 Sat. Very cool, less damp; little fairer. Got the groceries in afternoon, then to Morden on foot to buy lights for Dinky. Also got accumulator. Cycled a short distance along Robin Hood Way. Maud called in evening, while she was here the sirens went at 7.58 p.m. Not more than two machines came from the south. The Raynes Park guns blazed away in a very rapid fire and kept it up so long as the machine was within range: a heartening row. All clear at 8.33 p.m.
Photo: anti-aircraft guns in Hyde Park, London, in 1939. Government photo via Wikipedia.