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
29 March 2014
29th March 1944: mountainside in Wimbledon?
Just one of many types of dianthus. Fred's Mrs Simkins pinks is another example.
29 Wed. Rather cold, dismal all day, calm. Got the groceries, also sausage meat in morning. Short ride in afternoon down Copse Hill to test cycle brakes; they do hold now; hold you back coming down a mountainside. Did work in garden in afternoon. Divided up and planted out chives, did the same to Mrs. Simkins pinks. Dug over a bed and forked in some hop manure for growing onions, sowed the seed - James' Keeping. Started digging over a rose bed. There is still a pale little rose at the front door, also a few tiny buds showing that have grown this year.