E.J. Rudsdale Talk

I will be giving a talk as part of the Chelmsford Ideas Festival on E.J. Rudsdale's Journals, entitled 'Creating History: A Civilian's Experience of the Second World War in Essex' on Thursday 30th October from 7.30-9.00pm at Anglia Ruskin University. Tickets are free. Book your ticket here. Many thanks, Catherine Pearson

15th December 1939

Nothing to note nowadays. Vaughan is bringing the timbers in as fast as he can [from the old house in Culver Street], but there are no other museum activities at the moment. The weather is dark and gloomy and everybody appears very depressed. There seems not the slightest chance that the war will ever stop.

Eric is having to face the reality that the war is not going to be over by Christmas.

3 comments:

Jane said...

This blog is so interesting to read and provides us with an invaluable insight to Colchester during the War, I look forward to reading more

E J Rudsdale said...

Thanks Jane, delighted to receive your kind comments on the blog. Look out for Eric's insights into the first Christmas of the War and wartime developments in 1940 coming over the next few weeks. CP

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