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

8th November 1940

The bombs last night were near the Seven Arches Viaduct, Lexden. Mr. Hedge had several cows killed. Some reports today say only one dead at Bures, a woman of 90, but I believe there were more.

Account of the Assizes in the Essex County Standard tonight. The case of a Home Guard who deliberately shot two men at Pitsea when a German plane was brought down. He was charged with manslaughter only. One of the men was an old fellow, a native of the place, and the other an official of the War Agricultural Committee.

Another alarm at 6.35 tonight.

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