Letter to Douglas Hudson from his parents

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Title

Letter to Douglas Hudson from his parents

Description

Writes of their activities and is wondering what he is doing. Comments on weather. Notes Christmas in six weeks and sad they cannot get message to him before that. Mentions letters they have send and received from others. Catches up with news of friends and family and reminisces on past events.

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Date

1940-11-11

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Format

Two page handwritten letter and envelope

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

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EHudsonP-HEHudsonJD401111

Transcription

Prisoners of War Post.
Kriegsgefangener Post
[postmark]
755052 J. D. Hudson (Sgt. Chef.)
Camp De Sejour Suirfeille
S/courert Commandant D’armes
LE KEF
Tunisie
Nord Afrique.
[page break]
From
Mrs Hudson
10 Moorside Road
Kensal
Salford 7
Lancs.
England.
[postmark]
[inserted] 6-1-41 [/inserted]
[page break]
10 Moorside Road
Kensal
Salford 7
Monday 11th Nov/40.
My dear Douglas.
It is now eight oclock [sic] on Monday evening & Dad & I sitting by the fireside, - real Darby & Joan. & I recall those other Monday nights, which seem far away now, when you & I sat by the fireside, & enjoyed puzzle corner from the radio. Happy memories, this Mother wasn’t very successful at identifying the music. And all the time now I am thinking of you & wondering what you are doing. We’ve had such a lot of rain during the past month – not just showers, but deluges, hour after hour, which can become very depressing. This morning was bright & fresh but this afternoon has been very stormy. Yesterday I turned up the pages of the calendar to count six weeks to Christmas – surely the strangest Christmas ever. We are sad to think that we cannot get a message over to you before then, but you will know that we are thinking of you always & always looking forward to the time when “happy days are here again.” That they will come there is no doubt. We must keep on looking ahead
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all the time. I wrote to Miss Morton yesterday & today I’ve written to Miss Law. She has sent us beautiful letters since you went away & no doubt she will be writing to you when she gets your address. Did I tell you that Mr Hole has retired from business owing to ill-health? He has been at home since May & Ted’s last letter to us told that he had retired, tho’ [inserted] he is [/inserted] a lot better again now. The gold injections have given benefit to Mrs Hole & she is better now than she has been for years. Arnold became engaged last August, the lady’s name was not announced in Ted’s letter. Isn’t it funny to think of the naughty little boy that was now attained to man’s estate. I learn from the newspaper that my football hero has now retired from the game. Do you remember that he was very badly injured in a motor accident last year & he appears to have only made a very slow recovery. At the moment City are top of the Northern League. Now love Goodnight once again All love from Mother & Dad.
755052 J. D. Hudson (Sgt. Chef.)
Camp De Sejours Suirfeille
S/courert Commandant D’armes
LE KEF
TUNISIE NORD AFRIQUE.

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Citation

P Hudson, “Letter to Douglas Hudson from his parents,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed September 17, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/23059.

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