This blog posts extracts from E J Rudsdale's diaries of life on the home front in Britain during the Second World War. Each extract is posted exactly 70 years after it was first written, so follow events through the eyes of a witness to the war.
19th June 1941
Cycled over to the Belfields’ at Dedham tonight, to help Penelope cart hay. Hot. Made myself very, very tired, and felt ill on the way back. Anne Hughes-Stanton came over from Stratford, a strange moody child, dark and rather handsome. All she wanted to talk about was her recent appendicitis operation.