Letter to Wally Layne from his wife

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Letter to Wally Layne from his wife

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Catches up with recent mail. Continues with news of making baby clothes and of baby son David's activities. Continues with news of her activities and of acquaintances.

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Date

1944-11-19

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Two sides handwritten prisoner of war letter form

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IBCC Digital Archive

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ELayneAJLayneWH441119

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WRITE [underlined] VERY CLEARLY [/underlined] ON THE LINES TO AVOID DELAY IN CENSORSHIP NO ENCLOSURES ALLOWED

DATE Sunday November 19/44.

My dearest one. I had a letter from you last week, and am hoping for more as a lot of mail has reached the country. I was practically twelve weeks without, and I did not enjoy it. I hope you are getting mine dear. I have just finished a suit for David, and can honestly say its the best thing Ive ever made. It looks really wizard, the little pants are red/white check, and the blouse is white with red buttons on it. He wont be wearing it for several months yet as it is too big - but boy it does look good!

David is very well, Ive had a bit of trouble with him over his teeth but he’s okay again. He wasnt [sic] ill - but I expect his gums were painful and it made him rather irritable. He eats awfully well, he has little bits of vegetables etc now. He looks like a baby bird at meal times - his face upturned, and his little mouth open. I havent [sic] been out today - the weather has been horrible - its pouring with rain now, 9-15P.M

David loves his high chair, it converts into a low one with the base forming a tray, the whole on wheels. D.J. pushes him round which affords them both a lot of fun. I saw Mrs. F. at the shop yesterday she is looking very fit. I am listening to ballet music on the wireless, some is good and other awful. Mum and Dorothy are at Macs. My cousin married to Colin Bonnett is expecting an infant next year, they have been married nine years. Mr Bloodworth told us, we generally have a visit from him every fortnight and sometimes oftener.

We are hoping to see Mick, he is near Newark. Mr Swinderby has seen him. I listened to a very

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good play last night based on Henry VIII and Katherine Howard, it was very different from the usual radio plays and was portrayed excellently. I have to get busy on another suit for David, I have it cut out - theres [sic] quite a lot of work in them, and I can only do it when Chicko’s in bed. Look after yourself darling, and never forget that I love you. God bless.

Love and kisses from David, and your devoted

[underlined] Joan [/underlined]

[underlined] IMPORTANT: [/underlined] FOR A PRISONER IN GERMAN HANDS THE PRISONER OF WAR No. MUST BE CLEARLY SHOWN. IT MUST NOT BE CONFUSED WITH HIS BRITISH SERVICE No.

[underlined] PRISONER OF WAR POST [/underlined]
KRIEGSGEFANGENENPOST
SERVICE DES PRISONNIERS DE GUERRE

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RANK & NAME: F/O. WALTER H. LAYNE. D.F.C.
[italics] British Prisoner of War [/italics]

PRISONER OF WAR No: 605.

CAMP NAME & No: STAMLAGER 357. BLOCK 142.
COUNTRY: DEUTSCHLAND.

FROM (SENDER’S FULL NAME & ADDRESS)

MRS W. H. LAYNE.
97 HARLAXTON ROAD
GRANTHAM. LINCS.
ENGLAND.

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Citation

W H Layne, “Letter to Wally Layne from his wife,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed December 8, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/30747.

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