Letter to Douglas Hudson from his parents



Letter to Douglas Hudson from his parents


Reports letter received of November 15th and November 29th show how long they take. Catches up with father's activities and possible move to Nelson. Catches up gossip and weather. Mentions letters from people and passes on news. Discusses sending photographs if allowed for prisoners of war.




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Two page handwritten letter and envelope


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Prisoners of War Post
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755052 Sgt. Chef. J. Douglas Hudson
R.A.F. British Prisoner of War
C/o. The American Consul
Nord Afrique
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Mrs Hudson
C/O Cranford
Scotland Road
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Scotland Road
Nelson Lancs.
Thurs. 20/2/41.
My dear Douglas.
I have just received your letter dated November 15th & two weeks ago I had a letter dated November 29th. So that will give you some idea of the uncertainty of war-time deliveries. Yesterday I wrote to you telling that Dad is now in business – the old harassing one – after being at home for 4 months – at Nelson. It was all arranged in 2 days through the kind offices of Harry Exley. C. D. Co. Dad came to this house for a few days & was so comfortable that he sent for me to stay with him until we can find a house & at the moment the one at 10 Moorside Rd. is just as we lived in it & we have made no decision about removing. You may be sure I shall keep you informed of our movements, as accurately as possible, under war-time conditions. It is strange that in your letter this a.m. you mention your B.S.A. as I told you in yesterday’s letter that King’s bought it, the day before we left Kensal, for £20 which we hope will gain interest for you until you return. (Investment in the usual way).
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When I awakened this morning it was to a very wintry world – thick snow everywhere - & it looks very beautiful. It was strange to read of you sunbathing & I am glad to learn that things are so well with you. Sunbathing, or the mention of it, brings such lovely memories of the marvellous days of sunshine & great happiness on our last holiday together. I had a splendid letter from Mrs Baggaley at Christmas. I told you in a previous letter that I had such grand Christmas letters which gave me so much pleasure. I wish you could see the little kitten here. It is a dear tiny thing – smaller even than our first “Hallo”. Mrs Fletcher, my hostess, thought it was a black one, but it is growing into a very dark tortoise colour, & a wide yellow streak down it’s face gives it such a funny look. There is a mongrel dog next door & the two are great pals. Perhaps I may be able to get a snap-shot of them before we leave here. Snaps [underlined] are [/underlined] allowed in letters to prisoners of war. My host took a letter to the post-office yesterday to send by Air Mail but was told that it was not advantage as it would travel via Australia. He is definitely sending this by Air Mail so will you let me know if & when it arrives
All love from Mother & Dad.
755052 Sgt. Chef. J. D. Hudson
Camp de Sejour Surfeille
S/courert Commandant D’armes
Le Kef
Afrique du Nord.



P Hudson, “Letter to Douglas Hudson from his parents,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed April 19, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/23149.

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