Letter to Douglas Hudson from his parents

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Title

Letter to Douglas Hudson from his parents

Description

Has little news for him but comments on winter weather. Mentions six months before they can receive a reply to a letter. Lists letters they have had from him. Thankful to Red Cross for their work to make delivery possible. Mentions other mail they have had. Catches up on local news and activities.

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Date

1941-01-31

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Format

Two page handwritten letter and envelope

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IBCC Digital Archive

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EHudsonP-HEHudsonJD410131

Transcription

[inserted] 24 [/inserted]
Prisoners of War Post
[postmark]
755052 Sgt. Chef. J. D. Hudson
Camp de Sejour Surfeille
S/courert Commandant D’armes
Le Kef.
Tunisie
Nord Afrique.
[page break]
From
Mrs Hudson
10 Moorside Road
Kensal
Salford 7
England.
[inserted] [underlined] 19-3-41 [/underlined] [/inserted]
[page break]
[inserted] 24 [/inserted]
10 Moorside Road
Kensal
Salford 7
England.
Friday. 31/1/41.
My dear Douglas.
Just a few lines to you before going to bed altho’ I’m afraid I have little news for you. The cold wintry weather continues & it is several days since we saw any real sunshine. We are all glad that the winter season is slowly, but surely, passing away. It is strange to think that by the time you get this letter it will be almost summer time & we must say that it will be about 6 months before we can receive replies to each others letters. It is a comfort to me, now, to think that you will be getting my letters fairly regularly. To date we have had 5 from you, dated Sept. 1st, Sept. 6th, Oct. 3rd, Oct 18th, Nov. 1st, & we are so glad that the letters have arrived safely & are most thankful to the International Red Cross for their work which has made the delivery possible. This morning we had a letter from Auntie Maud telling that Mollie’s little son arrived safely on Tuesday Jan. 28th. & all is well there. Andrew, Kenneth (after Eileen’s Kenneth) Ian, are the names of the infant Akin. For luck, so they think & we all
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hope there [underlined] will [/underlined] be luck & lots of it.
Our new neighbours arrived yesterday & are very quiet indeed. Just a lady & gentleman (whose business is now in Mcr) from London. The Vicar called again yesterday. He has been very kind since you went away. I told you Acy was going to be married on Feb. 15th didn’t I. I must write & ask her to come to see us when she returns to Warrington. It will be easier for her to travel when we get the longer daylight. My Khaki helmet is progressing & will certainly be a warm article of clothing (can a helmet be called a garment)? for somebody. Dad is trying to smoke a pipe again. He doesn’t say so, but I don’t think he is really thrilled. Well, love, I will say Goodnight to you now & hope to write again at the weekend. With all love from Mother & Dad.
755052 Sgt. Chef. J. D. Hudson.
Camp de Sejoiur Surfeille
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 19, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/23104.

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