Scarborough postcard from Hedley Madgett to his parents

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Title

Scarborough postcard from Hedley Madgett to his parents

Description

Title 'The Sands, South Bay, Scarborough' In the foreground a beach and sea with boats and people bathing. Behind the beach the ground rises. On the left a large multistory hotel and to the right other buildings. On the reverse, addressed to his parents and he writes about mail received, hot weather, unsuitable clothing. Concludes with comment on poor food and complaint about this to orderly officer.

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1941-06-24

Contributor

Steve Baldwin

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Format

Postcard with b/w photograph handwritten on reverse

Language

Identifier

EMadgettLR-AGMadgettHR410624

Temporal Coverage

Transcription

[photograph]
G.5128. THE SANDS, SOUTH BAY, SCARBOROUGH.
[page break]
[postmark][postage stamp]
[underlined] 24th. June [/underlined]
Dear Mum & Dad,
The parcel came just after I had posted letter. Glad to hear you are having as hot weather as we are. Its terrible in [underlined] our [/underlined] clothes, & we are mighty glad when we change for P.T. (Games) on the beach. Thanks a lot for the book & the “rest”. What whacking slabs! But its very nice, & hard going on the jaw. The food is getting worse for quantity, & today we put up with it no longer. At dinner when Orderly Officer comes for “Any complaints [deleted] we [/deleted] about 40 of us told him what we thought of it. It was fish & baked potato, & we got another helping for complaining. If we get our usual breakfast tomorrow we are going to complain again – but we are not starving – yet. Love [underlined] Hedley [/underlined].

Mr. & Mrs. L.R. Madgett,
127, Longlands Road,
Sidcup.
KENT.

Citation

Hedley Robert Madgett, “Scarborough postcard from Hedley Madgett to his parents,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed August 15, 2020, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/11182.

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