Letter to Douglas Hudson from his parents



Letter to Douglas Hudson from his parents


Writing on her birthday, mentions letters she had received from family and friends and passes on news. Catches up with news of activities and other gossip. Mentions that she had a little birthday party.




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Two page handwritten letter


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[inserted] 20 [/inserted]
[inserted] 12-3-41 [/inserted]
10 Moorside Road
Salford 7
Sunday January 19th 1941
My dear Douglas.
I cannot let my birthday pass without a little letter to you. I know you will have been thinking about me so much. We always loved & enjoyed these anniversaries together didn’t we? It was a real pleasure to me to have a letter, with birthday greetings, from E.W.F. Fancy him remembering the date! You will readily understand that he has been unusually busy lately & has not been up to see us for some weeks. My birthday mail also included a letter from Auntie Gladys & a photo of Kenneth. He is becoming a fine young man. He is very tall, & broadening considerably. My young guest thinks his photo is like Tyrone Power. Auntie Dorothy’s letter contained 30/- for Douglas. 5/- from her, & 25/- from Grandad to do what I think best with it. So it will go away with Jaffes, Auntie Una’s, & Auntie Lizzie’s. Suppose that is quite in order. Yesterday Peggy & I went to have a cup of tea with Miss Balderstone. We both enjoyed it so much. Have I told you in a previous letter that
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Ferhers are wanting to come back to No 12. He has entered a reserved occupation by taking a 3 months training course in engineering & is now at [indecipherable word]. You will remember their garage. Wonderful how these people wangle it isn’t it? Well, love, each letter I write is left unsealed until morning, always hoping that the postman will bring the most precious of all letters & I just keep on hoping.
We’ve had a little birthday party today. Mr & Mrs Ellwood came as usual & brought Rip. He is a grand little wire-haired terrier, very well behaved, & Peggy loves to have him. You would like him too, I know. Now it must be Goodnight once again. With all our love, Mother & Dad.
755052 J. D. Hudson (Sgt. Chef.)
Camp de Sejour Surfeille
S/courert Commandant D’armes
El Kef
Nord Afrique.



P Hudson, “Letter to Douglas Hudson from his parents,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed September 29, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/23100.

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