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

26th April 1941

Weather a little better, fine and sunny, but not very warm with a cold E. wind. Much carting to Harry [Day's]’s this afternoon. He gave me three eggs.

From what Folkard says, our whole staff is reserved at 25, although it seems very doubtful if this is so, in fact 35 is more likely. I wish I could find out for certain.

Mother making great preparations to go to Maidenhead tomorrow.

Rudsdale's parents were leaving Colchester because of the threat of invasion and had arranged to go and stay with Mrs Rudsdale's sister in Maidenhead.

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