19th May 1941

The Borough Engineer came down today to see about re-inforcing the roof of the Castle Muniment Room, a job which should have been done years ago, as the place is hardly waterproof. Heard that tremendous damage was done at Harwich the other night by a mine, although only one dead, I believe. Meeting at Birch for five hours this afternoon. Dull day and dull meeting.


Jane said...

The Castle Muniment Room was used for about 7 years in the setting up of the Colchester Branch of Essex Record Office. Not sure what the room is used for now?

E J Rudsdale said...

Thank you, Jane, I didn't realise it had been used when the Colchester ERO branch was being set up. The room is still marked as the Castle Muniment Room but I am not sure of its use today. CP