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.
12th February 1942
Went over to Dedham this evening to supper at Sissons’. Mrs. S.’s father was there, a very pleasant man from Bristol, complaining much of the cold in eastern England. He had brought a very beautiful set of carved ivory chessmen.
Thaw tonight, with west wind. Back to Colchester at 11.30.