Letter from Douglas Hudson to his parents



Letter from Douglas Hudson to his parents


Letter number 25. Was on duty previous night, he and boys were all OK. Turns down their offer of more cigars and says he does like Turkish cigarettes. Catches up with other news and mentions film he has seen.




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Two page handwritten letter and envelope


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Mr. & Mrs. H. E. Hudson.
191. Halifax Road.
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L51D 023984
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Letter [underlined] No. 25. [/underlined]
Thursday. 1.35 pm.
My Dear Mother & Dad,
I received your Wednesday’s letter at lunch time today, just after I got up, having been on duty last night. I & the boys & Rooster are all O.K & in good spirits & pressing on.
Thank you for offering to send more cigars for Hammy, but he is equipped for the moment not having had much chance recently to smoke them. Yes I like Turkish cigarettes & so does Hammy, but as you say, they are a luxury & I do not wish to smoke them regularly. I think if you did intend sending Hammy cigars, I should alter it to Turkish cigarettes next time, but hang on for a bit yet.
Thank you for promising to send
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the suitcase along. I shall be needing it now & I should like to have it by me in readiness.
Glad the conditioned mower did its job all right. Was it difficult to push?
Auntie Dorothy sent 40 Senior Service cigarettes & sent a letter in reply to mine. Yes the Nav. results went up on the board again classed as “last night’s best”.
Did I tell you that on Tuesday night I saw a film called ‘Ali Baba’ in technicolor [sic] & thoroughly enjoyed it? The Indian girl was wizard. You would like it because of the scenes of daring & horse riding.
Well I must press on now so you must excuse [indecipherable word]. Hope you are both keeping well, I send all my love & best wishes as ever.
Glad the parcel arrived. Douglas.



J D Hudson, “Letter from Douglas Hudson to his parents,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed October 3, 2023, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/23016.

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