EJ Rudsdale on Twitter from 3 September 2019

9th February 1941

Spent most of the day going over the Doctor’s papers. The amount of material in the Wire “Morants” is simply staggering. The man’s knowledge and application was simply wonderful, and remains unbeaten after a century.

So busy all day had no tea, and was caught by another alarm at 7.30pm before I could get any. Lucky I had some food in. The Premier spoke on the radio at 9, but I don't know what he said, apparently not threatening any ‘immediate invasion’.

EJR refers to William Wire's own annotated copies of Philip Morant's 'The History and Antiquities of Colchester' (1748) and 'The History and Antiquities of the County of Essex' (1763-1768).

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