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
8 April 2014
8th April 1944: Easter planting
8 Sat. Rather cold, becoming milder; cloudy, chilly wind. In morning to shop locally; met Mrs. Akroyd. To Morden in afternoon to buy fish and a few other things. Short visit to Len Garrod. Dug up and divided lychnis* roots and planted them in deeply dug and prepared bed.
*silene coronaria, from the carnation family.... or rose campion, dusty miller, or here in the UK, lychnis coronaria. (Photo: J J Harrison - New South Wales, Australia - via Wikipedia.)