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

30th July 1941

Cool and dull. Very busy all day. Heard that the Corporation are determined to sell Severalls Hall, part of the ancient Borough estate. It seems rather a pity, but they are so horrified at the cost of clearing the place (which our Committee have now done) that they are quite determined to get rid of it at Michaelmas.

The sale catalogue for Severalls Hall Farm dated 27th September 1941 is available to view at Essex Record Office.

Took 2 hours off tonight and went to a cinema. Had supper in the Culver St. cafĂ©. George’s wife and her sister were there. Many searchlights tonight, but no planes.

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