Postcard from John Valentine to his wife Ursula

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Title

Postcard from John Valentine to his wife Ursula

Description

Post card from John Valentine to his wife informing her that he has sent a parcel. He tells her that he is leaving for Grantham early the following morning and that he will write again when he has a new address. He ends by saying that he is extremely glad to be leaving Bridgnorth and never wants to see it again.

Date

1940-11-28

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Format

One page handwritten post card

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

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Identifier

EValentineJRMValentineUM401128

Transcription

[crest]

POST CARD

[postmark]

[postage stamp]

M [underlined] rs [/underlined] Valentine
Lido
Tenterden Grove
Hendon
N.W 4
London

[page break]

Thursday.

Darling Ursula

Just a very hurried card written in Bridgnorth P.O. I have put a parcel. (without any letter) of sock etc. It was tied up in a hurry but I hope it arrives safely. Your N.S [indecipherable letter] N has not arrived & I shall have left after the next post, but doubtless it will reach me sometime. We leave early tomorrow for Grantham & I have to arrive before 4 a.m. Will let you know my new address as soon as possible. The passing out parade went off without incident today in fact it was a complete farce, being little more than an inspection by the boss of the camp.

Strictly speaking I am confined to camp tonight & am thinking hard for a convenient excuse for the guard when I return. It is a bitterly cold night & having come to Bridgnorth without gloves, I have very little feeling in my hands – hence my scrawl. I am extremely glad to be leaving here – I never want to see it again. Lots of love darling John.

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Citation

John Ross Mckenzie Valentine, “Postcard from John Valentine to his wife Ursula,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed September 17, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/19109.

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