Letter to Douglas Hudson
Letter to Douglas Hudson
From M H Grundy mentions that he had seen Douglas's family and told them that he had received mail from Douglas and allowed them to read them. Continues with news of blitz on Manchester and his going to cinema as first visit since the bombing. Asks how he is getting on and passes on news.
Four page handwritten letter and envelope
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[front of envelope]
PRISONER OF WAR POST.
755052 SGT J. D. HUDSON (CHEF)
BRITISH PRISONER OF WAR,
CAMP DE SEJOUR SUIRVEILLE,
S/COUVERT COMMANDANT D’ ARMES,
[inserted] Medea [/inserted]
[rear of envelope]
M. H. GRUNDY,
[underlined] ENGLAND [/underlined]
23. 2. 41
My Dear Douglas,
It is five or six weeks since I last saw your people, though I did call today but they were out, and they were looking very well and cheery. They told me that they had received several letters from you and (I hope this won’t embarrass you) allowed me to read them. I always feel an awful fool if I know that
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any letter that I might have written have been read by any one other than the person they are intended for - hence the little bit in brackets.
Well Doug, lots of things have happened since I last wrote to you. (I wonder if you got my letter written a few moons ago?) I suppose you will know from your wireless that Manchester was “Blitzed” just before Christmas - it was terrible - but everyone has got over it more or less, though of course nobody wants it to happen again.
Yesterday I plucked up enough courage to go to
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Manchester to see a film at the Oxford St. cinema. This is the first evening show that I have been to in Manchester since the Blitz and I must say that I was very thankful to get home again. None of the theatres are open at night (the shows are given in the morning and afternoon) as there is very little chance for we businers (?!!) people to see a show these days. There’s a lot of talk, however, about the theatres being open on Sunday and I really think that shortly they will be. I don’t think this will affect me very much as I prefer to go out into the
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fresh air after being cooped up in the office all week.
And how are you getting on Doug? Alright I hope. If I remember rightly I think you mentioned that you were learning to cook so here’s hoping that when you come home again you will be able to show us some new dishes.
Before closing there is just one more thing - did you know that Dorothy Pell had got engaged? I don’t know the fellow but he is a soldier stationed in Bury, so it looks as though poor old John has had his nose pushed out doesn’t it?
Best wishes from mother, Dad and self. yours,
M H Grundy, “Letter to Douglas Hudson,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed December 10, 2023, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/22455.
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