The diary of a man living in Raynes Park during two world wars has found online fame.

Tony French has been publishing an entry a day from the diary of his uncle, Frederick French. He inherited the diaries from his father Albert, Fred's brother.

Frederick, or "Uncle Fred", lived at 66 Chestnut Road with his sister Theresa from about 1910 until his death. In total, he wrote 60 notebooks worth of entries, spanning 36 years.

The first entry is from January 1933, and the last was around the time his sister died in 1969.

The blog, called "War and peace and the price of a cat-fish" provides an insight into daily life during the Second World War on the home front. Entries include tales of rationing, bombing and the deaths of friends and loved ones.

Fred was approved for home service during the war, and was put on fire-watching duties.

Tony, who was born during the Second World War in Tolworth, said: "I was a frequent visitor in Chestnut Road and I remember him as a kindly man. He was extremely clever and was training as an engineer. He was good at DIY, repairing things and fixing people's wireless sets.

"A relative gave him a diary in 1933 and that started him off."

Mr French says that some people have contacted the blog after recognising their own families in the diary entries. He says some avid readers have gone so far as to research the French family genealogy, with one fan tracking down the grave of his grandmother, Fred's mother.

By the end of May, the diaries had been read 150,000 times. The blog has been particularly popular across the pond. The blog has been viewed 43,500 times by US readers.

Mr French says the blog has also had views in Russia, Germany, France, Ukraine, New Zealand and Australia.

Once blogged, the diaries will be donated to Merton Library & Heritage Service.