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 July 1940: Bombs at West Bergholt and Fordham

About 1 o’clock this morning a single German plane dropped 8 bombs at West Bergholt, 5 of which did not explode. One went off in the farmyard at Cook’s Hall, but did not do much damage. There were also incendiary bombs at Fordham, which did not harm. I dressed and turned out when I heard the explosions, and I saw the plane come right over our house, heading S.E., but no siren was sounded.

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