Letter from Roy Chadwick to Rosemary Chadwick



Letter from Roy Chadwick to Rosemary Chadwick


Discusses Rosemary's tiredness and school activities. Catches up on family news and hopes she had received jam and sweets. Talks about thaw of snow and hope she has been warm at school. States they have been warm at home due to stockpiling coal, gas fires and electric radiator.




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Four page handwritten letter


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[underlined] Sunday 7th Feb 47 [/underlined]
Gilbert Rd
[underlined] Hale. Ches: [/underlined]
[underlined] My dear Rosemary [/underlined]
Thank you my dear for your letter to Mummy which you wrote in bed on Tuesday evening.
You told us that you were very tired, I wonder whether you are often very tired Rosemary dear, please let me know if you are.
I know that you must now have very full days of study etc; and I do hope that you are
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not finding it too tiring & that Tuesday was just an off day.
Today is Margaret’s 24th Birthday, she has just Telephoned to say that she & John are not coming over as arranged because its such a cold & snowy evening.
They came & spent yesterday evening with us so that we do not mind so much them not coming tonight.
Margaret was very pleased indeed with your present Mummy & I gave her two nice pairs of shoes & two pairs of stockings, Grandma Gomersall
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sent her something which I have not seen but, I think that it is needlework and Emily gave her a caulender [sic] & some pastry tins so that she had quite a nice lot of presents from home.
I hope that you received the jam safely & also the sweets.
Mummy is sending you some Pears & Tangerines which I’m sure you will enjoy.
I hope that you have not been cut off by deep snow as have so many places in Derbyshire.
Thank goodness the
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Met: people predict a thaw which will spread slowly north.
Have you been warm in school & in bed my dear? Mummy & I think of you all the time during this bitter weather & hope that you are all right.
We have been very well off at home for heating thanks to Mummy’s care & forethought in building up a supply of coal & wood and also because we have the Gas fires & the electric radiator.
Goodnight & God bless you my dear. All our love to you.
Yours Daddy.



Roy Chadwick, “Letter from Roy Chadwick to Rosemary Chadwick,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed June 15, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/10381.

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