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
4 March 2014
4th March 1944: spiders love the air-raid shelter
How to erect an Anderson shelter
4 Sat. Sharp frost, clear, bright day; bitter north wind. I prepare the dinner midday on Saturdays. In afternoon cycled to Wimbledon, Merton and Morden but finally found some sprats at Merton. Got a few things at the grocers. Bought birthday cards for Monica Philpot and Peter Child. Met Alan Spooner. Swept out the shelter, the spiders seem to appreciate its cover and seclusion. Am board and lodging Tibby Hockney-Veal the kitten from next door till Tuesday; a little restless to begin with. I looked after him once before when he was quite a tiny kitten. Doris stayed the night. A fall of snow at night.