Letter from Bill Akrill to his mother

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Title

Letter from Bill Akrill to his mother

Description

Tells of meeting land girl on train while returning from leave. Writes of games afternoon, played golf. Writes of changes to plans for next leave because has the 'fateful medical' the next day. Notes very good weather.

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Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1942-04-13

Contributor

Tricia Marshall

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Format

Two page handwritten letter

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Identifier

EAkrillWEAkrill[Mo]420413

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Transcription

No 1436220 LAC Akrill.
“2” Flight D Squadron,
1. E.A.O.S.,
Eastb.
Mon. 13.4.42
Dear Mum,
Just to let you know I got back O.K. Got a seat at Peterboro’ in a nice warm train with the heating full on. Nearly boiled. However I sat near a very nice jolly little land girl so [deleted] that [/deleted] had a long talk with her & that relieved the tediousness a bit. She was working for the WAC on derelict farms in Essex & seemed to be enjoying it. Then a few nice warm [indecipherable word] & a boiling canteen put the final touches to it. However the Eastb. train from Vic. was nearly empty so I cooled off a bit. Got back before Denny so my bed wasn’t made.
Had our games afternoon today & the weather’s been perfect. Went up to the golf links & got quite enthusiastic over golf. It’s the most beautiful evening – really warm & quite calm – though it was windy on the downs. Must say I’m lucky to be in such a glorious spot. The gardens in the town (those that are left) are just a blaze of colour. Unfortunately I’m supposed to stay in as I’m on duty but luckily the windows in our part of the building open on to the back-garden which has an unlocked door.
Afraid I can’t get home on the Friday in a fortnight’s time as we have the fateful medical
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on Saturday morning. So it may be the 11.30 again though I shall try for the 6 or even 4 o’clock from Kings X.
I think I enjoyed this weekend even more than ever. P.H is a paradise at this time of the year. Oh for those 7 days!
Well, must go & get a spot of this glorious air & sunshine. It’s a perfect evening. See if a can walk up town to see one of the ministers who asked me to call. Then after tonight I must work!
Give my love to Auntie if you go on Sun. in case I don’t get a letter off.
Love to all
[underlined] Bill [/underlined]

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Citation

William Akrill, “Letter from Bill Akrill to his mother,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed July 12, 2020, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/18020.

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