Letter from Ian Wynn to his wife



Letter from Ian Wynn to his wife


Writes that he is on his way to Hednesford and talks about leave. He is anxious to see his sons and then goes on with discussion of financial affairs. Mentions waiting for train connections on journey and speculates on new location and course.




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Four page handwritten letter and envelope


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[Envelope with stamp torn off]
MRS K Wynn
Sunny Brae,
29 MAY
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Reverse of envelope
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[underlined] 28th May 1941 [/underlined]
Many thanks for your long letter to hand today, [corrected] By [/corrected] the time you get this I shall be thinking about getting my stuff together & be wondering what the inside of a new camp is like I am sitting on P.A.R. Station with an hr & half to wait for a train to Bristol. I am on my way to HEDNESFORD. and I have got a 24 hr pass so that I can have best part of a day at Wyrley. How do you like it? Now you had better write to me at Dads for the week end. Then I can let you have my full address when I know it. There is one regret about leaving Newquay. Summer has just started the weather has taken up after being rough for nearly 14 days.
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Well I shant [sic] get my 7 days leave now for some time. I dont [sic] even know if I shall get 48 hrs off here. I doubt it? but any way you can come over to Wyrley. & I surely manage an odd sleeping out Pass now and again
I am anxious to see the Boys as well as you especially Tony. He [corrected] must [/corrected] be getting very interesting now.
By the way it looks as though you had better pay that 18/9 for the car insurance suspected what was the trouble really.
It seems funny that you have not heard from the Civil Liabilities sextion [sic]. They will probably have been in touch with the J.C. I though
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I told you that I had 1 1/2 hrs wait at this place well I have a 6 hr wait at Bristol. I left Newquay at [corrected] 20.00 [/corrected] and will arrive at Wyrley at 13.30 hrs tomorrow.
This is a hell of a spot to get to and from. I shant [sic] be sorry to leave for that reason really all through it was so quiet & peaceful. [underlined] (more or less) [/underlined]
I have no idea how long the course lasts but I expect I shall be at Cannock Chase for 3 months or so anyway.
If the weather is good it should be a treat although the Flight Lft [sic] in charge of stores to let me that it was not a good station. Anyway if the grub is not much I am only a [corrected] 3 [/corrected] hour ride from Dads. It might pay me to get my
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Byke [sic] out there still Ill [sic] see when I get [underlined] there [/underlined]
The Officers here have been really good. The C.O. got me this 24 hr pass & a travel warrant etc [sic] & I also found out yesterday that he had requested me to be posted to there. Good of him wasnt [sic]?
Well Ill [sic] have to close now the light is bad & I cant [sic] do much in this gloom
All my love, & Ill [sic] see you soon sometime
All yours



Ian Archer Wynn, “Letter from Ian Wynn to his wife,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed May 25, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/11676.

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