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
26 January 2014
26th January 1944: cheerful jasmine
26 Wed. Cold, very red dawn, dismal rain, but the wind has abated. Did shopping locally; met Nellie Lidbury while out. On fire duty to-night. The yellow jasmine in the garden is a cheerful sight in these dull days.
Note: there are about 200 species of jasmine. Some are used to make oil, perfume or incense. Asian women sometimes wear a jasmine flower in their hair.