This blog posts extracts from E J Rudsdale's diaries of life on the home front in Britain during the Second World War. Each extract is posted exactly 70 years after it was first written, so follow events through the eyes of a witness to the war.
23rd December 1939
Went over to see Daven Soar [a schoolfriend of Eric's] this evening. We went up to the “Leather Bottle” for a drink. Coming back on my cycle I had a bad skid near the Abbey Field and very nearly knocked myself right out, with the result that I now feel rather dazed.