Letter to Mrs Wareing from E.A.S. Lowe



Letter to Mrs Wareing from E.A.S. Lowe


He tells her how pleased he is to hear good news regarding her husband. He imparts all the local news, including the birth of a baby boy. Mentions flying bombs giving friends a hard time in London.




Six page handwritten letter


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“The Manse”
104 Northampton RD
Market Harboro:
My Dearest Mrs. Wareing
We were [underlined] Glad – Glad [/underlined] beyond words to get the [underlined] great [/underlined] news. Thank you so much for writing. It was just splendid. I wrote a little note at once to Mrs. Souter & sent her your letter, also the other Communication you had received from France, & I have been telling all the other chapel folk as I have seen them. My dear, it is [underlined] glad [/underlined] news & we all rejoice with you. Your husband had won everybody’s respect & esteem. Now, we do so hope &O pray that Mr Wareing may soon be quite restored
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to health & to crown all that he may very speedily come back to you. That will truly be a [underlined] great [/underlined] day.
Miss Phillips has been spending a few days of her Summer holiday here in Harboro, so we’ve had the pleasure of seeing her again & it has been ever so nice to have her coming into “The Manse” just as she used to do when living here. She is probably back at Ripon again now.
We have had quite a busy Summer. For 3 weeks covering the last two weeks in July & the 1st week in August we had a young Australian Flying officer’s
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wife staying with us. We got to know her when Mr Lowe was Honary [sic] Chaplain at the ‘Drome here. Her husband was at Desborough & knew Mr Wareing quite well, & thought the world of him. When the little babe was coming, she (Marjorie) came out of the W.A.A.F.s & they took rooms at Kettering, & Norman [inserted] F/O F.N. Crouch) was at Kettering, & Norman was able to live at home. She couldn’t get in at any of the maternity homes at Kettering, so booked in ours here at Harboro: Then Norman was posted from Desborough to Rugby & Marjorie was alone at Kettering. She thought of trying to get into a hotel here for the last few weeks, but there might be difficulties in the way of doing that & in any case we didn’t like to think of it, so we offered
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her to come to us which she was very glad to do. She was with us for just 3 weeks. Then one morning about 4 O.Clock [sic] we took her to the hospital & by 11 O.Clock [sic] the little son had arrived & we had wired to the husband & he had received the wire. There were no complications & everything was speedy & all right.
Once when Marjorie was with us & Norman had come over for a few hours, we were all three walking down Northampton Rd. we caught a short glimpse of Mr Wareing. He was in the yard of St Mary’s Garage & had, I think, just got out of his car. There was a social function at the ‘Drome & he had probably come to attend it. Norman was
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on his way to it too. We weren’t near enough to speak, but he & Norman recognised each other & saluted. It would be about the last week in July then I think.
The Fly Bombs have given some of our friends a rather hard time in the London area & we have had a niece [inserted] from Staines [/inserted] & her two children here for just about 6 weeks & one nephew part of the time. Their house was blasted & they came to us. Things have been much quieter just lately & so they all returned last Sunday. They felt anxious about the children’s schooling & felt they must try to get home for the beginning of the term, unless things were too bad again. Their house was being repaired, & so the way
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was clear. It is an anxious time for people generally isn’t it, but the light of victory is dawning, & we do hope it will be a realised fact soon, &, my dear, that your brave husband may be home to celebrate it with you is our sincere hope & prayer.
God Bless & keep you both, & bring you together very soon,
Our sincere wish & prayer
All loving thoughts & wishes.
Ever yours
[underlined] E.A.S. Lowe [/underlined]
It is our Harvest Festival today.
Do excuse this rather rambling letter. Have written ever so hurriedly but our hearts are full of joy for you my dear.




E A S Lowe, “Letter to Mrs Wareing from E.A.S. Lowe,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed March 22, 2023, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/28210.

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