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
20 December 2014
16th Dec 1944: £1 present from Captain - & light at last!
16 Sat. Less cold than of late; a little fairer. The workmen are repairing
the walls of the scullery. Cycled to Cheam to buy cats’ meat also some for Mrs.
Veale’s animals. Difficult job cooking dinner with workmen about. Posted letter
and a novel in French to Roy Cooper in R.A.F. in Belgium. Posted picture book
and letter to Anthony. Various shopping locally. Letter, card and a £1 note
from Harold Marshall, now promoted Staff Captain: something like a friend.
Letter from Alb enclosing Anthony’s photo. Little Dennis Veale came in; he is
charming – so is his mother. Took gas bracket from front bedroom and put it up
in sitting room in place of bombed one, so we have a light at last.