27th July 1941

Wrote to Mother, advising her to stay on at Maidenhead, as I think this is a most ill advised time to come back. Sent her £10 as an inducement to stop.

Worked in office this afternoon, and after tea made a tour of Langham and Boxted. Went in Boxted Church, and then over to Lt. Horkesley. The ruins look exactly as they did last autumn, except that grass is beginning to grow over them.

Back to Colchester, and called at Seymour’s. Fine, warm day.


Anonymous said...

According to the Bank of England's inflation calculator this would be the equivalent today of sending his mother £393.70!


E J Rudsdale said...

Thanks for this, Mike. That's quite an amount of money! Certainly worth staying on in Maidenhead! CP