Letter to Douglas Hudson from his parents

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Letter to Douglas Hudson from his parents

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Writing on Christmas day about her thoughts. Mentions their activities during the day. Comments on the weather and cards/gifts received. Catches up on family/friends news. Writes about bulbs coming up soon. Mentions letter received by father containing £2 to which the writer ask to be forwarded to Douglas along with good wishes. Not yet heard from Red Cross whether prisoners of war in neutral countries can receive newspapers.

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Date

1940-12-25

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Two page handwritten letter and envelope

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IBCC Digital Archive

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EHudsonP-HEHudsonJD401225

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[inserted] 15 [/inserted]
Prisoner of War Post.
Kriegsgefangener Post
[two postmarks]
755052 J. D. Hudson (Sgt. Chef.)
Camp de Sejour Surfeille
S/courert Commandant D’armes
El Kef.
Tunisie
Nord Afrique.
[page break]
From
10 Moorside Road
Kensal
Salford 7
England.
[two postmarks]
[VA27 stamp]
[page break]
10 Moorside Rd
Kensal
Salford 7
England.
Christmas Day 1940.
My dear Douglas.
A very strange Christmas Day too but still the spirit has been with us all the day! And the Star of Bethleham [sic] shines just as brightly & we look to it for guidance & inspiration, as we go forward to meet a future in which we look for peace & good will, to return to our hearts & homes, again. I wish I could tell you all that has been in my heart today – “tho’ surrendered for by faith we meet” - & I know how you have been thinking of me & Dad too. We have our young guest still with us & at the moment she & Dad are having a bit of fun with “Sorry”. We had just our usual Christmas dinner & oh! how we did wish you could share it with us. The weather was not Christmas card, but foggy & mild but we are now thankful for the turn of the year & already have about 10 minutes longer [inserted] daylight [/inserted] (or less blackout). This morning we had a lovely card from Mr & Mrs Green at Old Colwyn & they send very kind wishes for you. We have got such lovely cards. A beauty from Miss Morton
[page break]
an R.A.F. one & a the [sic] usual dainty calendar from Auntie Maud’s. Eileen sent a pound box of Terry’s chocolates – a very precious gift as there are no “ to be bought now. Sertian’s are away again. They took the little boy back to boarding school yesterday thought it the wisest thing to do & they are again living with Mrs Sertian’s uncle so we are very quiet again. Soon we shall be looking for the [deleted] bulls [/deleted] [inserted] bulbs [/inserted] poking their little green noses into a very cold world. They always give me so much pleasure, as you know. I don’t suppose you have bulbs in El Kef. I imagine it will be too dry & warm.
On Saturday Dad got a registered letter from Jaffes enclosing £2 (two pounds) [inserted] which we will take to the P.O. [/inserted] & a little note “please forward to your son with our best wishes for Christmas.” Dad wrote to Mr Allan a note of thanks asking them to accept his note on your behalf as you would not be able to write to them specially. The gift was a very nice gesture we thought. We have not yet heard from the Red X. whether as a prisoner of war in neutral country you will be allowed to receive the weekly “Daily Mail” but will let you know as soon as possible. All love & happiness possible in the coming year from Mother & Dad.
755052 J. D. Hudson (Sgt. Chef.)
Camp de Sejour Surfeille
S/courert Commandant D’armes
El Kef.
Tunisie
Nord Afrique.

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P Hudson, “Letter to Douglas Hudson from his parents ,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed September 26, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/23085.

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