Letter to Douglas Hudson from his parents



Letter to Douglas Hudson from his parents


Thinking of him and looking forward to another letter from him. Writes of communication from Red Cross with label for a personal parcel for him and discusses what they are allowed to send. Will wait to hear if he needs anything and is concerned of time mail takes. Hopes he has enough food and mentions other writing to him. catches up with news and gossip. Comments on weather and other activities.




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Two page handwritten letter and envelope


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Prisoners of War Post
Kriegsgefangener Post
[two postmarks]
755052 J. D. Hudson (Sgt. Chef.)
Camp De Sejours Suirfeille
Scourert Commandant D’armes
Nord Afrique
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Mrs Hudson
10 Moorside Road
Salford 7
[two postmarks]
[VA27 stamp]
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10 Moorside Road
Salford 7
Sat. Nov. 16th. 1940.
My dear Douglas.
Just a few more lines to let you know that we are thinking of you constantly & looking forward all the time to having another letter from you. One day this week I received some communications for the Red X. including a special label with which to send you a personal parcel. We are not allowed to send anything for you to eat (but slab chocolate, which is very difficult to get) so I shall wait a little longer to see if you [sic] next letter has any requests. The time it takes for us to communicate with each other rather adds to our difficulties & I am hoping with all my heart that you have enough food etc. & that you are all right. I had such a funny letter from Vera. She says she is going to write to you each week & no doubt you will have got her first letter before this one. She told that she had written ten pages to you then learnt from the P.Office pamphlet (the h is a misfit there I think, isn’t it?) that she was only allowed to use both sides of one sheet of paper
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No doubt also she has mentioned the “[indecipherable word]” which has been told off for duty on your account. Mrs Clayton came yesterday. John is still at Harrogate & was home for a week-end about a fortnight ago with a new girl friend tho’ Mrs Clayton doesn’t think that the old one is yet disposed of. She describes here as a real sticker. Well love there is nothing new to tell you except that we’ve had a right pleasant day again with a very beautiful sunset. Always my thoughts are with you as I watch the ever changing colour & I wonder if you too can still enjoy the beauty or do you get too much of a good thing? Mrs [indecipherable name] came to see me yesterday, to tell me they are coming back to live at the house again until Ken has to go away. Then they will remove altogether & have got Miss Davies’s permission to let the house again, unfurnished. There doesn’t seem to be any further changes at Moorside Rd. since you went away. Auntie Dorothy’s letter today tells that G.’dad is not very well again. A letter from Miss Davies some time ago asked me to give “her dear love” to Douglas when I wrote. now Goodnight love once again. All love from Mother & Dad.
755052 J. D. Hudson (Sgt. Chef.)
Camp De Sejours Suirfeille
S/courer Commandant D’armes
Le Kef.
Nord Afrique.



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