Letter to Malcolm Staves

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Title

Letter to Malcolm Staves

Description

A letter to Malcolm from his Grandparents. A lot of domestic news but also congratulates Malcolm on his promotion.

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1940-07-12

Contributor

Steve Christian
David Bloomfield

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Format

Two handwritten sheets and envelope

Language

Identifier

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Transcription

[postage stamp]
[postmark]
P/O Staves M. E.
Officers Mess
R.A.F. Tuddenham
Bury St. Edmunds
[underlined] Suffolk [/underlined]
[page break]
The Hollies
Stickford
Boston
Lincs
12th July 1940
Dear [indecipherable word]
Received your interesting letter very pleased to hear you are a good boy and getting promoted. I hope you get out soon with a big pension.
I must tell you Harry at the mill has got discharged at last but I expect he will not get so much money but that will not matter as they need him so badly at home. Well so much for that it dont [sic] get me shaved Well we keep trudging along plenty to do in the garden I was pulling peas last night so we had a bust up for dinner today with new potatoes and peas weve [sic] had plenty of gooseberries and black currants, several busts up.
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We had a few hours leave last Sunday week we went to Sutton on the Sunday and came back on the Tuesday so we were not away long but when you get spent out home you have to come.
I expect Gwen & Mac will soon be leaving Cottingham your mam will feel very lonely for a while, but she will soon get used to it, it’s a very busy world there seems [inserted] more [/inserted] to do than can be done.
Well I shall have to draw to a close, we have just put on the nine news so its getting nearly roost time
So Cheerio
Keep nipping about
With Love from
Grandad & Grannie
Tally oh

Collection

Citation

“Letter to Malcolm Staves,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed January 20, 2020, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/11358.

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