Letter from Hedley Madgett to his parents



Letter from Hedley Madgett to his parents


Written from Wilmslow, Cheshire and describes conditions; mainly that they are confined to camp and have nothing to do.




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Three page handwritten letter


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[underlined] Cheshire. [/underlined]
[underlined] August 5th. [/underlined]
Dear Mum & Dad,
Well, of all the dumps, this is one. The only thing decent here is the food. We cannot go out of camp, the N.A.A.F.I. is not too good, & chocolate (& cigarettes) are [deleted] severly [/deleted] severely rationed, and the rain has been pelting down most of the days, and there is absolutely nothing to do all day long.
Yesterday (Monday) for example we just got up for breakfast, I wrote two letters and went to sleep – woke up for
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dinner, went to sleep again till tea time, then read till supper. Then to keep awake we went for [inserted] a [/inserted] walk around the camp, and before we went to bed we had a pillow fight to let off some energy. There is not even facilities for sports.
I am sending the case back because we have been issued with another kit bag & more kit including a pair of shoes – and jolly good ones they are too.
This morning we are going to get a shipping index card, whatever that means, so it looks as though it won’t be
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long now.
I hope you had a good Bank Holiday, & better weather than we are having. They say Manchester is supposed to be the wettest place in England & it’s certainly living up to its name.
Well, I think that is about all for now –
Love from [underlined] Hedley [/underlined]
P.S. I could not get a pass to Liverpool on the weekend so I did not see Edith.



H R Madghett, “Letter from Hedley Madgett to his parents,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed September 29, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/11185.

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