Letter to Douglas Hudson from his parents

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Title

Letter to Douglas Hudson from his parents

Description

Plans still unsettled. Was great pleasure to get his postcard. Writes of their activities and plans. Catches up with gossip and news of family and friends.

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Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1941-02-27

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Format

Two page handwritten letter and envelope

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Identifier

EHudsonP-HEHudsonJD410227

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[post mark]
Prisoners of War Post
755052 Sgt. Chef. J.D. Hudson
Camp de Sejour Surveille,
S/couvert Commandant D’armes
[deleted] Le Kef
Tunisie [/deleted]
[inserted] [underlined] Midea [/underlined]
(Alger) [/inserted]
Afrique du Nord.
[page break]
From
Mrs Hudson
c/o “Cranford”
Scotland Road
Nelson
Lancs.
England
4-5-41
OPENED BY EXAMINER 416
[page break]
Cranford
Scotland Road
Nelson
Lancs.
England
Thurs. 27/2/41.
My dear Douglas.
Here’s another letter written to you before the promised cable. Our plans are still so unsettled that I thought it best to have something definite, (if possible) before sending a cable. It was a great pleasure to find a p.c. from you waiting when I came in from a visit to the local cinema on Tuesday aft. The film was “The Blue Bird,” starring Shirley Temple, in technicolour, very fantastic & very pretty. But I’m not really a picture fan, especially in bitter wintry weather. Today we have a real change in the weather, a little milder, & pouring with rain, & we can see green grass again. It is a very welcome change.
I am hoping to go home to No 10, for a few days, on Monday. Mrs Clayton writes to say there is a warm bed waiting for me anytime but I sincerely hope [inserted] that [/inserted] the weather will be much milder before then.
I have no news from Calverley since I left, & am wondering if they are snow bound. Neither have I any news from Edinburgh but Auntie Maud will be home today I think. She has been away
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for six weeks so she will surely receive a warm welcome to Hill Cote. Have I told you in a previous letter that we are a very mixed gathering here. – A young Londoner in the Shipping business – Dad’s chief – another gentleman about our [deleted] old [/deleted] own age from Ashton, a gentleman nearly seventy from Wigan. [indecipherable word] family here consists of Mr & Mrs Fletcher & Mary age 20. but a most striking contrast to “own” Mary & Dorothy. She is a very hefty lass. Yesterday I walked for miles, looking for a suitable place to live but there are none available. On Monday I walked to Burnley which is a 5d. bus ride from here. Ill be walking to Todmorden next. Mr Exley called in to see me yesterday. He looks very well & prosperous &O was just his usual cheerful self. Little Barbara is 3 years old now. Do you remember her, with the choc. biscuit. Wasn’t she funny? Well love I will say Goodbye again. Your p.c. [indecipherable word] Tangiers took 4 weeks longer that the letter via the International Red Cross.
With all love from Mother & Dad.
755052 Sgt. Chef. J.D. Hudson
Camp de Sejour Surveille
Le Kef
Tunisie
Afrique du Nord.

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P Hudson, “Letter to Douglas Hudson from his parents,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed April 15, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/23151.

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