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 was posted exactly 70 years after it was first written, marking the 70th anniversary of the Second World War between 2009-2015.
Short extracts are now being published on Twitter with links to this blog to mark the 80th anniversary of the Second World War starting from 3 September 2019.
Low drifting clouds, and NE wind.Rather cold.Bad weather for the bees, in fact Joy says there will be hardly any honey at all this year, and the bees will probably die.
Came in by bus, crowded as usual.Heard today that one of the new girls at the office is a Christadelphian, and is rather unpopular with the others.Hear also that we are likely to have another conscientious objector, Cousins, the man who was sacked from the Town Hall. Some of the girls say they won't work with these C.O.s – they say they don't like Jones, the Welshman.Capt. Folkard says he doesn't care one way or another so long as they dont have any conscientious objections about work.
Cycled out this evening, cool wind but sunny.Saw the American engine at Johnny Bois Hill, huge great thing, pulling a coal train.Had supper alone, with raspberries and cream.
Mr. Craig came in, and says he thinks we ought to reply to the accusations of the Peldon parson, who has written such scurrilous letters to the press about the War Agricultural Committee.Capt. Folkard says no, let the whole thing run its course, and it will all soon be forgotten.