Scarborough postcard from Hedley Madgett to his parents

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Title

Scarborough postcard from Hedley Madgett to his parents

Description

On the front a photograph of the Grand Hotel above the beach with Scarborough in the background. On the reverse he thanks parents for letter and chocolate and other items. Request they send pyjamas. Speaks of weather and upcoming examinations. Mentions that they are most likely to go to Canada. Mentions daily routine, pay and food.

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1941

Contributor

Steve Baldwin

Rights

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Format

One handwritten postcard with b/w photograph

Language

Identifier

EMadgettLR-AGMadgettHR410614

Temporal Coverage

Transcription

[photograph]
GRAND HOTEL & SANDS SCARBOROUGH.
[page break]
[postmark][postage stamp]
[underlined] 14th. June. Scarborough [/underlined]
Dear Mum & Dad,
Received parcels O.K. Thanks a lot for chocs. Would please send pyjamas. I was very pleased yesterday as I had your 2 parcels, a letter from Ada, with stamp book enclosed, & a letter from John. Weather quite fine here. Next Wednesday have maths exam, then anti gas exam. One flight is going to America today – California, & we are most likely to go there or Canada if & when we get our exams. lights out is 10.5p.m., but have to get up at 6. & 6.30 alternate weeks. We were paid £1.10. for the 2 weeks at S. on Avon, & yesterday paid 16/-. [deleted] for [/deleted] We don’t get so much to eat here, but although no 2nd. Helpings, we usually manage to wangle some more especially for supper. As you are so hard up for chocs I would not send more. We can get a bit at NAAFI & where I have had egg & chips for 5d. more than once as an “after supper”. Well this is all I have room for now, so till next time Love. Hedley. /P.S. Ronny O’del [sic] of Mandy Hale’s Band here.

Mr. & Mrs.L.R. Madgett.
127 Longlands Dr.
Sidcup.
[underlined] Kent [/underlined]

Citation

Hedley Robert Madgett, “Scarborough postcard from Hedley Madgett to his parents ,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed September 24, 2020, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/11097.

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