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
24 May 2015
24th May 1945: paper birds for the girls
24 Thur. Rather cold, very dull, but a little
fairer and milder in evening. Put back outer cover of cycle on front wheel and
vice versa as the back cover has worn somewhat. Gwennie and Laurie called. Made
paper birds beaks for Evelyn Baden-Powell and Nita Hart. Little Ann Cole who
lives in Bronson Rd fell over in this road and cut her knee badly so I carried
her through the house and put her over the fence at the back to her mother:
poor little dear. Aunt Liza called. Mrs. Jordan called; she had not previously
seen this road since the doodle-bug fell. Alan McAinsh called to say his wife
had a baby girl to-day. He played the piano; a far better player than I. Gave
him some flowers for Marjorie his wife.