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
9 August 2014
9th August 1944: buildings could be heard crashing down
Paul's Scarlet Climber Rose
9 Wed. Rather warm, fine day with quite a lot of
sunshine. From 6.20 a.m: one near in E. It fell at Christchurch Road, Collier’s
Wood, damaging the church; buildings could be heard crashing down long after
the sound of the bomb: also one in SE and one distant in SE: all clear 7.25
a.m. Workmen started putting more boards in living room ceiling but were called
suddenly away to repair serious damage to *London Hospital, Whitechapel. Got the
groceries also to butchers and bought fish in Wimbledon. To Worcester Park in
afternoon and saw serious damage there also at Motspur Park. Put in new stake
to Paul’s Scarlet Climber rose.