Given my profession, you would think that I of all people should know everything that goes on in libraries…but it is a sphere in which it is impossible to know everything which is a secret you soon come to know. Instead you need to know who to ask, or where you heard or saw something…
This morning I took a walk around the big library at the bottom of the hill, just to ‘reconnect’ as it were after my week off, and see what I could see that was new and different. As well as a few displays, I found a small pile of leaflets, and I am really excited by what I read on them!
I am obviously late to this party, but there is a blog which is publishing the diaries of Colchester man, 70 years to the day since they were written, so you can follow the home front side of World War 2 as it happened. I love social history and have an interest in WW2, and also Colchester is local to me, so I shall be reading to catch up what I have missed so far!
The BBC are covering the project today…and you can read for yourself about the wartime adventures of E J Rudsdale here: http://wwar2homefront.blogspot.com/