Letter from Bill Akrill to his mother



Letter from Bill Akrill to his mother


Announces he will be coming home next Friday and states arrival time. Also due further leave. Catches up with family and home news. Hopes they had good Easter, wished he was there. Notes that Eastbourne was crowded over the weekend, weather was good and went to chapel twice on Sunday, followed by a walk on the downs.




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One page handwritten letter


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1436220 LAC Akrill
1 E.A.O.S.
Tues. 7.4.42.
Dear Mum,
Decided to come home on Friday after all – just couldn’t keep away – so I’ll be on the 11.20 ar [sic] Newark on Friday night. If there’s nobody to meet me I can easily hitch-hike home. I’ll be coming home on 7 days a fortnight on Saturday I expect.
Hope you all had a good Easter. Did the girls get to Warsop? I did wish I could have been home for Easter – even more than Christmas. Still I guess plenty of people would have been glad to be here for Easter. Eastb. was quite crowded over the weekend. Weather was grand. Went to chapel twice on Sun. & a walk over the downs in the afternoon. Worked all Sat. and Monday as usual. Had all the holiday crowds watching us do P.T. yesterday afternoon. I quite had stage fright. We thought of going round with the hat!
Must get on with some work – see you Sat. Hope you’re not going out anywhere.
[Underlined] Bill [/Underlined]
Got Mary’s letter & Ros’s today.



William Akrill, “Letter from Bill Akrill to his mother,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed December 5, 2023, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/18168.

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