11th August 1941

Wet all night. Clark told me tonight that foxes had been seen at Bourne Mill and in the cemetery, and that two or three people had lost fowls.

All this wet weather is very bad for the harvest.


Anonymous said...

'had lost fouls.'

Is this Rudsdale's actual entry or a typing error?

I hope he meant 'fowls'!


E J Rudsdale said...

Thanks Mike - yes, it's definitely fowls! Oops! A typing error on my part but all now corrected. Glad you spotted it! CP

Anonymous said...

Hi Catherine

There was another Colchester wartime diarist.
I have created a site that like Rudsdale only goes up to today.
It is ineresting comparing the entrys.


Mark Colyer

E J Rudsdale said...

Hi Mark,

Thanks for the information. I'm delighted that you are publishing these wartime Colchester diaries on your website and they make a fascinating comparison with Rudsdale's journals. I will add a link from the Rudsdale blog so that other readers can compare the two accounts. Good luck and best wishes, Catherine