Letter to Hedley Madgett's parents

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Title

Letter to Hedley Madgett's parents

Description

Condolence letter on bad news about Hedley and catching up with news. From Ada and Aunt. Additional information about this item was kindly provided by the donor.

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1942-08-22 (sic)

Contributor

Angela Gaffney

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Format

Two page handwritten letter

Language

Identifier

E[Author]A-AMadgettLR-AG430822

Transcription

Sunday Aug 22nd 1942

Green-End
Crabtree Road
Camberley
Surrey

Dear Joe & Peggy
We were shocked to get the news about dear Hedley and know how terrible you must both be feeling. You feel if you could only do something, but what can you do, its such a long way away, Ive seen it on the map. He may as you say have managed to land somewhere, was it the night we lost so many over 40 I think they gave out. I wrote him but have not had the letter returned. I shall not give up hope that you may hear news and you must not, but its terrible when its your own.
I am pleased to say Aunt is a bit

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better, the Dr comes twice a week and the nurse each day to dress the leg and it has improved since.
Mrs Seale and the children have gone on holiday to Lyme-Regis for 10 day, the duck are sold, just 3 geese left now they are a size, they are not very old.
How is your garden looking these days, good I expect but I daresay you have lost interest for the time being, have you had your holiday to ought both to go away for a break. We are so sorry for you both in your trouble, but what can we do or say only not to give up hope as we will not, but we too feel very miserable, and cant beleive [sic] it.
So will close with our best love to you all and trust in God that he is safe somewhere From Ada & Aunt

Citation

“Letter to Hedley Madgett's parents,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed January 27, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/18515.

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