Letter to Douglas Hudson from his parents

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Title

Letter to Douglas Hudson from his parents

Description

Written by his father saying that mother is better letter writer and he leaves it mostly to her. Mentions sending him a cable on previous day. Writes about his activities including fire watch duties. Talk about his business and that the letter is mostly about himself. Catches up with other family news and his activities. Says that he will be pleased to know that mother is very happy in the new house. There were several things he would like to talk about but would have to wait until he came home.

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Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1941-09-14

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Format

Two page handwritten letter and envelope

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Identifier

EHudsonP-HEHudsonJD410914-01

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Transcription

[underlined] PRISONER OF WAR POST [/underlined]
[inserted] 66 [/inserted]
[BY AIR MAIL stamp]
[postmark]
[two postage stamps]
[postmark]
SGT. J. D. HUDSON. 755052.
BRITISH INTERNED AIRMAN,
CAMP MILITAIRE.
AUMALE. ALGERIE.
AFRIQUE DU NORD.
[PRISONER OF WAR ink stamp]
[page break]
From
H.E. Hudson
191 Halifax Road
Nelson
Lancashire
England
[17 ink stamp]
[two postmarks]
[inserted] 10-10-41 [/inserted]
[page break]
[inserted] 66 [/inserted]
191 Halifax Rd,
Nelson.
9 AM Sunday Sept 14th 1941
My dear Doug.
In a letter received from you on Friday you ask why I have not written to you, as you know I am a poor letter writer compared with Mother & yourself. Although I have left all the letter writing to Mother you are always in my thoughts & am looking forward to the day when I shall be able to meet you at Nelson & bring you up to our new home.
Yesterday afternoon we sent you another cable which I hope will now have arrived, we are looking forward to your reply.
I was on fire watch last night [inserted] at the Mill [/inserted] & came off duty at 6-15 this morning, being Sunday I have to walk home, a distance of almost 2 1/4 miles. Mother had breakfast waiting for me.
I am on duty every eight nights along with two other men.
You will be pleased to know I have settled down very well at the new place. The firm are manufacturers who do their own dyeing, about three months ago I introduced piece dyeing, it is a nice little dyehome & are good people to work for.
[page break]
Did you know the old firm went into Liquidation last March. I wonder what Miss Sharples thinks about it.
Am afraid this letter is all about myself but I thought you would like to know how I am going along. I will leave it to Mother to answer your various letters.
We are expecting Grandad on Tuesday for about a week, he is having a taxi from door to door.
Yesterday Mother & I ordered an apple tree which will be delivered in November.
It is quite a long time since I was in [indecipherable word] but I expect we shall be going over some Saturday before very long. I do hope you will like your new abode when you get home. Anyway we still have the home at Grange Rd. if we want to return to [indecipherable word]
It will be a great comfort for you to know that Mother is very happy in the new surroundings we have very nice neighbours who are very kind people.
I have now become an expert pipe smoker & quite enjoy it.
There are serious things I would like to write about but am afraid they will have to wait until you come home.
Glad to learn you are keeping fit & pleased to like boxing.
with our love from
Mother & Dad.
SGT J D. Hudson
British Interned Airman.
Aumale.
Algerie
Afrique Du. Nord.

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Citation

H E Hudson, “Letter to Douglas Hudson from his parents,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed April 18, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/23349.

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