Total cycling mileage for the year 1943 was 1,134.5 miles.
(Note a reader's interesting comment on today's blog)
|Double click to enlarge Fred's diary|
|Chelsea Bridge Photo by DAVID ILIFF via Wikipedia (licence CC-BY-SA 3.0)|
|Golestan Palace, Tehran|
|Coombe Lane, early 1900s. With thanks|
Hong Kong, 1924
|Kingston Rd, Raynes Park, early 1900s|
Note 'light refreshments' at 'The Pagoda', a name
surely taken from the towers at the end of the row.
Thanks to: postcardsthenandnow.blogspot.com
|...same view, 21st Century (Google)|
|Fred's favourite rail path in 2010|
Photo credit: CycaLogical
|Link to gallery of Fred's photos: 'Relative Values'|
|Please see the Comments below. Was this the sailor who saved a girl's life?|
|Me 410 fighter-bomber. Operated from 1943-45.|
1,200 were built. Twin-engined, 388 mph max speed.
Photo: RAF Museum, Cosford, via Wikipedia.
|1878 edition of Verne's novel|
|The view from Durnsford Road bridge in the 21st Century -|
does anyone know if those are train washing sheds, top left?
(Photo credit: Google Street View)
Our blog reader 'Greyfox' adds: The picture shows the Wimbledon Traincare centre but I believe it’s used for general maintenance rather than train washing per se. There are several automatic washing systems (similar to car washes) but I can’t recall having seen evidence of one here... I will have a better look next time I pass on the train...'
|Radio coil of copper wire, wound,|
& lacquered, with terminals at top
- this from the early sixties.
Photo: via Les Franklin's website
|Light green eyes, an 'M' on|
forehead... must be a tabby!
|19 Faunce Street, Kennington some 70 years later.|
(First door on left behind the lady with the pushchair.)
This is a few hundred yards from Surrey's famous cricket ground,
The Oval - no wonder Fred is so interested in cricket!
(Photo: Google Street View)
|'Girls and Infants' it says in stone over the entrance to the present day|
Keyworth Primary School at the end of Faunce Street, Kennington.
|Hanover War Cemetery, Germany|
|Tirpitz accompanied by destroyers in 1942|
|Eastman Kodak Darkroom Lantern|
with hinged flap and slid-in glass filter