To Jessie from Harry Redgrave

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Title

To Jessie from Harry Redgrave

Description

A letter and envelope from Harry Redgrave to his wife Jessie. Harry writes about life at Redbrae including playing golf, going to a local ice hockey match and his examination results.

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IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1940-04-09

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Two handwritten sheets and an envelope

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Transcription

[postmark]
[postage stamp]

Mrs. H.C. Redgrave
“Redwood”
Oaken Grange Drive
Prittlewell
Essex

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Redbrae
Monkton
Ayrshire
9.4.40

Dear Jessie,

Excuse my ragged writing but I puffed out [sic] just having had a rough and tumble with Paddy. We are taking things easy this week and Donald and I have just come in from two hours golf or as far as I am concerned [underlined] trying [/underlined] to play golf.

Last night we all went to Ayr to see Wembley Lions play Ayr Raiders at ice hockey and O boy wasnt [sic] it thrilling. All the R.A.F boys went along to shout for the Lions and I think it was the first time the local supporters have had any vocal opposition in the audience.

Now down to some real news. Instead of a short week end leave on the 20 [underlined] th [/underlined] we have got from Friday evening until Tuesday morning this next week end [sic] and as I think I

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can get another warrant I hope to be home Saturday morning.

As for your visit to Prestwick the fact that I shall probably get a warrant wont [sic] affect the financial situation and you will be able to come here some time after my finals. That will be much better because we shall see each other twice now and the weather should be finer in May than April so dont [sic] be too dissappointed [sic] about your holiday of the 20 [underlined] th [/underlined]

Up to now I have got 84% for D.R. Plotting 76% for Met. 83% for Photo’s & Reco. If I can keep that up in the other subjects I shall maintain my usual standard.

We are all discussing the latest war situation and wondering how long it will be before we go [sic] Norway. But still Saturday comes long before that

Goodnight my love
Harry xxxxx

Citation

Harry Redgrave, “To Jessie from Harry Redgrave,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed January 29, 2020, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/15890.

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