EJ Rudsdale on Twitter from 3 September 2019

27th September 1940

Today is the 80th Anniversary of the opening of the Colchester Museum in the Castle Crypt, 1860, and yesterday was the 11th anniversary of the opening of Holly Trees in 1929. How nice it would be to be back in either year, preferably 1860. Only one alarm today, half past 12 to 1pm. Very quiet. Quiet night last night.

A very charming Canadian girl came in the Museum today, and after showing her over the place I took her out to tea. She is working as a land girl at Chappel. Reports tonight that 130 German planes have been brought down today. Gloomy about tomorrow’s trip.

Today in 2010 marks the 150th anniversary of the opening of the Museum at Colchester Castle.


Jane said...

Is the Castle having any celebrations to mark the 150 anniversary?

E J Rudsdale said...

Hi Jane, The Friends of Colchester Museums marked the occasion with a special evening for members of the Friends on 27th September and the Museum has some new displays in the reception area recalling the Museum's history. The Museum shop is also selling 150th anniversary mugs. CP