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
30 July 2014
31 July 1944: bombed cats and collars
Cannizaro House and Park
31 Mon. Very mild, cloudy. Bought a few things at
grocers also fitted a new handle to the vacuum washer. Put the lavatory door on
temporarily. Warning from 3.0 to 3.35 p.m. One bomb, which I saw, fell in
grounds of “Cannizaro”, Wimbledon Common very near to office where Ciss works.
Went up there and found her office undamaged. Bought collars in Wimbledon. From
6.15 to 6.30 p.m. one bomb to NW. Mrs Conrade brought letter from Harold.
Cleared the fallen fences from the garden. Workmen started repairs to front
door. Found and returned Mrs Conley’s cat; wish I could find Dinky. From 11.30
p.m. 1 bomb in SE, all clear 6.30 a.m. on 1 Aug Tues.