To Jessie from Harry Redgrave

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Title

To Jessie from Harry Redgrave

Description

Letter from Harry Redgrave to Jessie his wife. He writes about the day’s activities and a walk into town. Includes his new address in Bexhill.

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Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Contributor

Roger Dunsford

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Two handwritten sheets

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ERedgraveHCRedgraveJM[Date]-080001,
ERedgraveHCRedgraveJM[Date]-080002

Transcription

Bexhill on Sea
Tuesday Evening

Dear Jessie,
I’m laying on my straw mattress writing this and am feeling pretty tired. I suppose thats the effect of being up at half past six this morning. Theres not much to tell you so I will run through the day as we have spent it.
As I said before we were up at 6.30 A.M. and washed shaved cleaned my boots and buttons and got down to breakfast about half past seven to find a queue of about a hundred waiting but still eventually I got to the dining room. Had rashers of bacon and tomatoes two slices of bread and a mug of tea. The eats are all right but the tea is rotten. You grab a mug and go over to a metal ern [sic] rather like a small milk churn and turn on the tap. After that Parade at quarter to nine and was put in D. Flight. We then marched up to the De. [indecipherable word] Work Pavilion and into the

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the cinema to have two film lectures on Nav. Marched back to dinner and paraded again at quarter to two. Drill till 3 PM and then marched up to the Pavilion again for more film lectures. Dismissed at 4.15 and the boys and myself went straight out so that we could see something of the town before dark. Had some real tea in a cafe bought boot brushes and blacking in Woolworths. Had a stroll round and got a library book and settled down to write to you. Unfortun [deleted] et [/deleted] ately there is not a chair in the building, we eat on benches so I have to write this laying on my bed. May go to the pictures tomorrow so perhaps I may not have time to write. Hope Pam Mum Gwen & Joyce & Pat are all well. Love to you all
Harry xx
Please note new address
743047 L.A.C. REDGRAVE H.C. R.A.F.
ROOM 121 D. FLIGHT
No 2 SQUADRON
No. 4 I.T.W. RAF
SACKVILLE HOTEL
BEXHILL on SEA

Citation

Harry Redgrave, “To Jessie from Harry Redgrave,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed October 31, 2020, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/15773.

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