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.
28th May 1943
Another lovely day.Went home to tea, and then took the photos which I got yesterday and compared them with the existing views.Fascinating to see Bourne Mill and the ghost of it 87 years ago.
Big flights of planes went over, heading for the coast.
Coming past the Recreation Ground saw Hampshire sitting on the grass, his little pony cart nearby.He had just been cutting green-food for the pony.
Lovely cool evening, big crowds coming out of the public houses as I cycled down East Hill.At Ardleigh ‘Crown’ saw a lot of drunken Irishmen from the aerodrome. In Long Road cows were feeding along the roadside in the dusk, tended by a man and a boy.Everybody in bed when I reached the Mill.