Letter to Douglas Hudson from his parents

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Title

Letter to Douglas Hudson from his parents

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Needs to get letter off in hope it will arrive by Christmas. Wishes him best Christmas greetings under his trying circumstances. Hopes he will be home next Christmas. Wonders what he will think of Nelson and their house. Catches up with news and writes about his pipe smoking, getting cigarettes and tobacco. Says mother has found people of Nelson very nice. Looking forward to postman delivering his next letter as eight weeks since last.

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Date

1941-11-12

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Two page handwritten letter and envelope

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IBCC Digital Archive

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EHudsonP-HEHudsonJD411112

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[underlined] PRISONERS OF WAR [/underlined]
[inserted] 85 [/inserted]
AIR MAIL
[postmark]
[three postage stamps]
SGT. J. D. HUDSON 755052,
BRITISH INTERNED AIRMAN,
CAMP MILITAIRE
LAGHOUAT.
ALGERIE.
AFRIQUE DU NORD.
[page break]
H.E. HUDSON.
191 HALIFAX ROAD
NELSON.
LANCS.
ENGLAND.
[inserted] 23-12-41 [/inserted]
[page break]
[inserted] 85 [/inserted]
191 Halifax Road
Nelson
Nov 12th 41
My dear Douglas
It was given out on the wireless the other night that it was time for the letters to be posted to N. Africa for Xmas, so I hope my letter will reach you in time.
Well Doug, I wish you all the very best for Xmas & hope you will have as good a time as possible under your trying conditions, & I should like to say that Mother & I shall be thinking about you all the time on Xmas day, & wondering what you will be doing.
Lets hope you will be able to share next Xmas day at home, & then we can look back on the past as a very bad nightmare.
I often wonder what you will think of Nelson, I know you will like the district where we live, although we are only about a mile & a quarter from the centre of the town we are also in very nice country.
Harry Everley was at the Mill the other day (they do warp dyeing for us) he calls about once every three weeks. He wanted to know how you were going on.
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It was my night again last night for fire watching at the Mill, I shall be on duty again next Wednesday.
I am doing quite a lot of press dyeing now for the furnishing trade, it is quite interesting & we turn out some very nice goods.
Nov 13th/41
We have just finished dinner so will continue my letter of yesterday.
You will be pleased to know that I am still quite a good pipe smoker. I am able to get 50 – 60 cigarettes a week (1/6 per 20 packet) & 1 oz of tobacco which is 1/6 1/2 per oz. You would be surprised to see people queuing up for cigarettes when the shops are open.
Mother has found the people of Nelson very kind & knows quite a lot of our neighbours I am sure you will be pleased about this.
Hope you will receive the Xmas card & calendar Mother sent last week.
Well Doug we are still looking forward to the postman calling with a letter from you, it is nearly eight weeks since we had a letter from you
But all the very best for Xmas & all our love from
Mother & Dad.
S.G.T. J. D. HUDSON 755052
BRITISH INTERNED AIRMAN.
CAMP MILITAIRE.
LAGHOUAT.
ALGERIE.
AFRIQUE DU NORD.

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H E Hudson, “Letter to Douglas Hudson from his parents,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed October 20, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/23393.

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