Letter to Joan Wareing from Edwin George Blaydon

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Title

Letter to Joan Wareing from Edwin George Blaydon

Description

Edwin thanks Mrs Wareing for her recent letter and writes of losses to his family. He also encloses a photograph of his late brother.

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Date

1945-03-19

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Three page handwritten letter

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IBCC Digital Archive

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EAmpthillMWareingJ440914

Transcription

[inserted] replied 21/3/45 [/inserted]

2, Mepal Rd,
Sutton,
Ely,
Cambs.

19.3.45.

Dear Mrs Wareing,
My Father and Mother, also myself, thank you very warmly for your most recent letter, dated Febj26th. I believe I ommitted[sic] to answer your previous letter. For this please accept my sincere apologies. As a matter of fact I am only now answering several letters that leave remained unanswered for some time. I just felt that I couldn’t at the time. Perhaps you understand. As the time passes, we think more and more

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of the brave lad we have lost. They are gentlemen, and white right through, these flying crews. Where would we have been without them? Father and Mother are bearing up well. Ours seems to be an unfortunate family in some things. My elder brother was killed on the road 10 years ago at the age of 25, and now the youngest has gone, leaving my sister, who is a nurse, and myself. I shall take the opportunity of writing to France[?] as soon as possible, as I feel that it will ease the strain that my parents are feeling. I would esteem it a favour if you would send our kind regards to your husband and Flt-Leiut[sic] King. I shall

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be proud to shake them by the hand when they return. Let us hope that this will not be long.
Kind regards to yourself, and if I can help you in any way, please do not hesitate to write.

Yours Very Sincerely,
Edwin George Blaydow[?]

P.S. I enclose a photograph of my late Brother, which I thought you might care to accept. It does not flatter him, as at the time he had a very severe cold.
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Citation

E G Blaydon, “Letter to Joan Wareing from Edwin George Blaydon,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed November 28, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/27806.

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