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.
20th April 1940
Mr Rowles, former Witham Schoolmaster, came in and brought a beautiful little bronze Madonna and Child [as] a gift. It was found in Guithavon Avenue [in Witham] a few years ago.