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
8 February 2015
8th Feb 1945: cameoid (?) wallpaper
8 Thur. Rather cold; very dull, light rain all day. Bought sausage
meat in morning, also took some small birthday cake candles to McAinsh’s in
Vernon Avenue; they will be put on Jeanette’s birthday cake; she will be five.
Finished cleaning out kitchen cupboard and started removing the cameoid** relief
paper in dining room; it was damaged in the bombing, the walls being cracked.
**Can anyone help with this word? Small pictures? Cameos? See the comments below. And Peter Crocker offers this photo: