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

29th November 1940

Strange how some people consider that towns are safer than the country so far as raids are concerned. They like to feel they are near a shelter. In day time I much prefer to be out in the open country, but at night I find it very terrifying to cycle along lonely dark roads when German planes are flying over, and I always hurry until I am back behind the solid walls of this ancient Castle.

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