Had meeting of the Executive Committee of the Colchester Civic Society at Holly Trees this evening. A good attendance, and the first time I have taken the Committee. Decided to carry on during the War.
Colchester Civic Society had been formed in the 1930s as a pressure group to preserve buildings of historic and architectural interest in Colchester. Professor Lionel Penrose and his wife were Joint Secretaries of the Society and Eric served on the Committee. Professor Penrose was offered a post in Canada in 1938 and Eric became Acting Secretary and took the meetings of the Society during the war.