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
31 May 2014
30th May 1944: new ration books
Artist: Peter Fraser. WWII poster campaign.
Sample of a child's ration book
30 Tues. Very warm, cloudless sky all day, but the sun was not so fierce as yesterday. To Morden to buy fish etc. Also got new ration books at Aston Road School. Did some thinning out of marigold seedlings; weeding and watering. The drought is serious and growing plants are wilting and dying.