Letter from Ian Wynn to his wife



Letter from Ian Wynn to his wife


Writes about disappointment over leave but having good weather. Continues with discussion about furniture. Mentions increase in tobacco costs in budget and that they will have to cut down. Talks of upcoming visit to Manchester and family matters.




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Two page handwritten letter


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[inserted] P.S. No doubt the enclosed soap coupons will be useful. You can use them anywhere
[underlined] (Forces Soap Coupons) [/underlined]
My Darling,
Many Thanks for your letter to hand this morning. You are not half disappointed about my leave as I am There has not been a cloud in the sky since Friday morning I have never known such an [corrected] absolutely [/corrected] clear sky ever before. Apart from a slight breeze we have been having June temperatures. I dont [sic] know if you are getting similar weather there or not but it is milder day to be here & see weather like this when one has to work all hours God sends.
With regards to the furniture I would make enquiries to see if you can get the glass put in because if you can you might as well because they will have to pay. [deleted] as [/deleted] please yourself about the replacement but make them pay through the nose because they would not consider us when I was called up so they have not hesitated to help us [corrected] with [/corrected] the sale of the goods for default of payment etc [sic] Was the cashier the hand painted one? If not you must say it was! Also state that the lino was un laid I think there was about 12 square yards change then 3/- a square yard tell them that it cost 5/6 a sq [square] yrd [square], and was practically new as it was not used at Walton at all.
What do you think of the Budget hey! The poor old smoker is going to catch out
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you will have to cut it down a lot
I have not had [deleted] had [/deleted] a cig for several days now I am not smoking anywhere near as much as I was. I cant [sic] smoke at work see so I am always at work therefore- no smoke. That is why
It was my intention to come via Manchester, there are no through trains from Lincoln though. Newark is much better for connections really. If when I come I can get the bus for Newark in time I can be in M’chester [Manchester] by 5PM.
I am pleased to hear the boys are getting outside a lot you cant [sic] beat it. If I dont [sic] come round about the 28th April I shall leave it until May 3rd or something like that.
I dont [sic] know if I can sneak a week and in between [corrected] that [/corrected] time but I intend to try it.
Well my dear I am really missing you terribly now but we must grin and bear it I suppose only it makes one very bitter at times doesnt [sic] it?
Well all my love darling
I hope to see you soon
Big Hugs



Ian Archer Wynn, “Letter from Ian Wynn to his wife,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed April 24, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/11688.

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