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
24 April 2014
24th April 1944: New Jersey? Ho, ho, ho!
Bell lime - did Fred mean the plant?
24 Mon. Very mild, cloudy, but a little sunshine late in the day. To Merton to but something also to the local post-office. Cut the lawn which looks very nicely. Removed bell-lime from around the gooseberry bushes. Dug over a border and planted selected marigold seeds saved from last year. Gwennie and Laurance called, they were in a jolly mood, and Laurie was wearing a new jersey. I made them laugh as heartily as I have heard them by saying there was a city in America called New Jersey.