Letter from Dave Davies to Betty Hughes

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Title

Letter from Dave Davies to Betty Hughes

Description

Dave warns his fiancée, Betty, that he had to change station again. The journey was long and tiring. It is located near the town of Assiniboia from which the station takes its name. He concludes with affection for Betty.

Creator

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1943-08-22

Contributor

Monica Emmanuelli

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Format

One page handwritten letter

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Identifier

EDaviesDHHughesB430822

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Transcription

[postmark]

MISS. BETTY HUGHES,
50. PORTLAND STREET,
ABERYSTWYTH.
CARDIGANSHIRE. WALES.

1653015 L.A.C. DAVIES. DH.
R.A.F. Station.
Assiniboia.
Sask. Canada.

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1653015 L.A.C. Davies D. H.
R.A.F. Camp.
Assiniboia,
Saskatchewan,
22/8/43.

My. Dearest Darling,
You must be wondering what has happened to me. since I have not written for quite a while. You can see I have changed my address again. I have travelled a long way since I wrote last, about 2,000 miles in fact. It took us over four days to reach this station. You can imagine how tired we were when we arrived here. We arrived yesterday afternoon. I must say I do’nt [sic] think much of the station. We are deep in the heart of the prairies, miles from anywhere. I do’nt [sic] know why they call the station Assiniboia, because the town of Assiniboia is twelve miles away. The nearest village is nearly four miles away, and there is only one shop there and less than half a dozen houses. We have plenty of work to do on the station though, we are going to be very busy while we are here. We stopped a few times on the way here - Montreal Ottowa, [sic] Regina, and we stopped in Moose Jaw for a night. the journey was altogether very interesting. I’ll have such a lot to tell you when I come back. I wish you could have been out here with me darling. I miss you so very much, and love you as much as ever. You are always in my thoughts. Be patient w’ont [sic] you darling?
Longing to hear from you.
Your darling Dave.
xxxxx
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Citation

Dave Davies, “Letter from Dave Davies to Betty Hughes,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed July 5, 2020, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/19793.

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