6 August 2014

2014 - where is Uncle Fred's diary being read?

Dear Readers,

You might be interested in these statistics, which show where Uncle Fred's diary is being read.

The figures cover the week-ending 6th August 2014. The numbers represent the total viewings for the week.


Tony the nephew!

P.S. Note a comment (click 'comment' below) from a reader in New Zealand... who'd love to see comments from other readers as to why they follow Fred's diary.


  1. Very interesting to see how far-flung the blog’s readership is. My interest is due to the fact that I lived in the Motspur Park area when I was a child. I now live in New Zealand. I’d love to see comments from other readers as to why they follow Fred’s diary, but I can understand why there are so few - it's a dickens of a job to try to get through google's security!

    1. Writing from New Zealand
      Why do I follow Fred's diary? I forget how I came across it, but I went to a lecture here in NZ by Dr Francis Warner, who had delivered the Madingley lecture, on his experiences as a boy in Epsom in the Blitz.

      From there I tried to find other diaries and found Fred's.
      But my real interest is because a friend of mine lived for a few years in Raynes Park in Dorien Rd. I was best man at his wedding so stayed their for a couple of weeks in 2003. We walked all over Raynes Park and to Wimbledon. I remember when there wondering about how would have been effected in the Blitz. I have so enjoyed reading the local history from Fred's perspective.

  2. Motspur Park... always prompts me to recite like a poem, Malden Manor, Tolworth, Chessington North and Chesington South... well, something like that, a recitation heard over loudspeakers every time I caught a train to or from Waterloo..

  3. I have recently moved to Raynes Park from Earlsfield with my wife and am always interested to learn about local history. I found out about the diary from the Raynes Park and West Barnes Residents Association Guide and have thoroughly enjoyed what I have read so far. Walking around the area, I often think about the entries and how things would have been back then for Fred and the families. Thank you Tony.