Letter to Wally Layne from his wife

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Title

Letter to Wally Layne from his wife

Description

Catches up with news and is pleased to hear he is receiving mail. Continues with news of acquaintances and weather. Goes on with news of progress of baby son and of her daily activities, Continues with general gossip and financial matters.

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Date

1944-11-22

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Format

Two sided handwritten prisoner of war letter form

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IBCC Digital Archive

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ELayneAJLayneWH441122

Transcription

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

DATE Wednesday November 22/44.

My darling. Yesterday I received a P.C. signed R. Colbeck I was glad to get it, and found the writing of great interest. Please convey my thanks. I was very pleased to know you are receiving mail at the new address, and hope that deliveries continue regularly for us both.

I had a letter from Constance yesterday asking me over to Lincoln next week. I hope to go if Mum will have David for the day. We are having very mild weather but it is damp and not at all pleasant. David is very well and growing so big. I cannot hold him for long now. He said ‘Teddy’ very distinctly several times yesterday - I was thrilled of course. I have made him a red check suit with a cream blouse and am now working on a green one. I did some shopping for the family this morning and took Derek with me, leaving David asleep. D.J. was hugging an old stick which he insisted on calling George - it was a dog!! Terrific imagination he has. He certainly is a lad - on the whole he and David get on very well, but occasionally Derek gives him a punch which completely upsets things. Dorothy wrote Andy about ten days ago , but has not had a reply, she has had to return her allowance books and is temporarily (we hope) without any allotment. I had a letter from Chalky yesterday, he is still in Scotland. I am going to Thorneydene on Friday if its fine, I saw Mrs F. this morning. I am always drifting into the shops for something or other, not always purchases.

I am not going to the cinema this week, I am going easy, the idea of Christmas gifts will soon

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have to be attended to. David has £27-3-0 in the bank and over £5 worth of certificates. I am on the look out for a low pram for next Spring, I shall try for a good second hand one, the workmanship is so much better. I hope to be hearing from you again soon darling, look after yourself. David sends love and kisses and hopes to see you soon.
God bless dearest, ever yours with all my love.

[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

[postmark] [postage stamp]

[censor stamp]

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 November 27, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/30748.

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