Letter from Douglas Hudson to his parents



Letter from Douglas Hudson to his parents


Letter number 28. Mentions receiving letters. Says no point going into town as will be too crowded. Discusses suitcase and his future and states that when he finishes he will have done his bit. Catches up with news and mentions leave coming up.




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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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Letter [underlined] No. 28 [/underlined]
Saturday. 6.30 pm.
My Dear Mother & Dad,
I have received two letters from you since I wrote last, one dated Wednesday & the other dated Friday in reply to my letter 27. Thank you for them both.
There is not much stirring tonight. Being Sat. there is not much point going to town because everywhere will be so crowded. I would really prefer being on duty again; as it is I don’t expect Hammy & I will get farther than the local after dinner. I hope to post this letter in the village then it should reach you on Monday morning.
When I collected the case last week I examined it carefully & the expanding unit works quite satisfactorily.
Regarding my record, I don’t think you need worry about that. We shall press on!! In fact we have nearly pressed on now. Today, my future was
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under review when some ‘bods’ arrived from group, & I am almost certain what I shall be required to do. Although in some respects it may pain me a little, it will not pain you. However I suppose when I finish here I shall have done my fair share in the glory department. In spite of the strain I have had a good time here really, & now the stay is drawing to an end in so many respects I shall be sorry to leave.
I am so glad that Mother enjoyed the film at the Majestic. It is one I have not seen.
My leave time is drawing near & I am wondering if I shall be through before June 14th. I think I should be.
A letter received from John today says he is well & is somewhere down South, enjoying the social life & hating the training side of it. I’ll say cheerio for now. I & the boys & Rooster are all O.K. All my love & best wishes as ever. Douglas.



J D Hudson, “Letter from Douglas Hudson to his parents ,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed March 4, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/23019.

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