Letter from Hedley Madgett to his parents



Letter from Hedley Madgett to his parents


Writes from Scarborough that he is sending laundry and books which are no longer needed. Continues with talk of examinations. mentions that he saw convoy being attacked in distance while on wing spotters duty.



Two page handwritten letter


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[underlined] Thursday [/underlined]
[underlined] Scarborough [/underlined]
Dear Mum & Dad.

I am sending these few things to be washed together with those books you sent. I don’t need them now having had our maths. I hope Peter is getting on O.K. with his exams. We have armaments next week, and today got 99% for Aldis Lamp sending.

I forgot to tell you that last week when I was on Wing Spotters duty in [deleted] the [/deleted] one of the towers, we were just in bed when we heard faint gunfire. We climbed

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up to the tower roof outside & saw a convoy being attacked by a Jerry. It was about 20 miles away, too far away to see details.

Please could you send when convenient my silver coloured knife. I often want to sharpen a pencil, & the knife I’ve got is terribly blunt.

I think that is all for the moment.

Love from



Hedley Robert Madgett, “Letter from Hedley Madgett to his parents,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed September 29, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/11090.

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