Letter from Dennis Batty to brother Phil



Letter from Dennis Batty to brother Phil


Reply to his letter containing chat, gossip and about his activities. Mentions nearly buying a motor bike.




Two page handwritten letter


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[underlined] THURSDAY. [/underlined]

Dear Phil,

I received your most welcome epistle yesterday, & was glad to know that you were quite well, I can quite see your point, I don’t get so much spare time as you but the little I do get is spent writing letters etc, & [deleted] [indecipherable word] [/deleted] making eyes at girls.

Things are pretty hot here just of late, well not here actually but for our boys, we are visiting our friends every night & giving them a nice drop of medicine & we have lost 3 boys this past week, but were glad to hear that they were safe yesterday, so that called for a bottle of whisky & we’ll all be merry & bright sort of style.

Well Phil you never told me who your girl friend is, or if you still [circled malingered] around Beeches Road living in Hopes. You should go dancing my lad & you’d have stacks of ‘em

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I was glad to hear you had got your bike at last, I nearly bought a motor bike the other week, but I must have been half crazy at the time ‘cos [sic] any other time I wouldn’t think of it, they are too dangerous & I think I’ll get a car later on.

Well Pal Je partir pour football maintanaint, au Revoir mon Frére –

Your loving brother

[underlined] Denis [/underlined]

[underlined] (your Partner in crime). [/underlined]

Miss D. Merrett
Station House
Chapel Rd
[underlined] Stroud [/underlined]



A H D Batty, “Letter from Dennis Batty to brother Phil,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed June 19, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/26263.

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