Letter to Wally Layne from his wife

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Title

Letter to Wally Layne from his wife

Description

Catches up with news of activities, baby, cinema, reading, friends and acquaintances.

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Date

1945-01-15

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Format

Two sided handwritten prisoner of war letter form

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

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Identifier

ELayneAJLayneWH450115

Transcription

Monday.
January 15/45.

My dearest Walter. I should have written yesterday, but have had rotten cold and went to bed soon after tea last night. I hope you are keeping well darling - it will be a good thing when the winter is through. Derrick came for the weekend - he is looking very fit, and if you didnt know of his complaint it would be impossible to tell. Little David is just fine - he is a lovely boy, he has an enormous appetite and kicks up a dickens of a row if I’m eating and he isn’t! I saw 'Adam had four sons' on Friday and liked it very much. I may go this week to see a British film which has made big news, ‘Love Story’ with Margaret Lockwood and Stewart Grainger I have finished a pullover for David, and have done the back of another. I am reading another book, by Ellery Queen called ‘Dragons Tooth’. I have considered giving up the book club, as the standard of the books is slipping. I saw Mrs Twilley on Saturday, they havent heard anything yet. I do feel sorry for her. I hope you have got David’s photographs, who do you think he is like? The person on the stocking stall outside the shop is going to have a baby - it seems very fashionable doesnt it? David is grand now, and very interested in things. He can say a good number of words, isnt very clever at drinking from a cup, sleeps well, eats well and looks the picture of health. I shall have him immunised against diptheria before long. I think they have to be a year old. Derrick makes a terrific fuss of

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[underlined] PRISONER OF WAR POST [/underlined]
[postmark] [postage stamp]
RANK & NAME F/o. W H LAYNE D.F.C.
[postmark] PRISONER OF WAR No 605
STALAG LUFT 3
CAMP NAME & No STALAG 357 BLOCK 142
COUNTRY DEUTSCHLAND

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

[underlined] BOTTOM Panel [/underlined]

David and Derrick, he tosses them around and they just love it. David shows signs of being of more sturdy build than D.J. He is not fat, but is beautifully made, and is tall with it too. Take it from me – he’s tops. I hope to be hearing from you at any time darling. Look after yourself and never forget that I love you. God bless. Love and kisses from David. I am always
Your devoted wife

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Citation

Joan Layne, “Letter to Wally Layne from his wife,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed December 8, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/30752.

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