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

26th March 1940

Heavy rain all day. I had to go out to buy hay this evening, and got soaked right through. Very miserable. I noticed in passing the old Quaker Burial Ground in St. Helen’s Lane, next St. Helen’s Chapel, that it is being broken up for allotments, and two headstones, the oldest there, “RD 1699”, have been uprooted and stood against the side wall. This seems rather a pity.

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