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, the local area, friends and acquaintances.

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Date

1945-01-15

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Language

Format

Two sided handwritten prisoner of war letter form

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

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Identifier

ELayneAJLayneWH450115

Transcription

WRITE [underlined] VERY CLEARLY [/underlined] TO AVOID DELAY IN CENSORSHIP
NO ENCLOSURES ALLOWED Monday
DATE January 15/45

My dearest Walter I should have written yesterday, but have had rotten cold and went to bed soon after the [indecipherable word] night. I hope you are keeping well heating it will be a good thing when the winter is through. Derek came for the weekend, he is looking very fit, and if you hadn’t heard of his complaint it would be impossible to tell. [indecipherable word] David is just fine he is a lovely boy, he has an enormous appetite and kicks up a now if I’m eating and he isn’t! I saw Adam had four [indecipherable word] 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 was reading another book, by [two indecipherable words] called ‘I’m your truth’ I have considered giving up the book club, as the standard of the books is slipping. I saw Mrs Twilling on Saturday, they haven’t 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 [two indecipherable words] outside the shop is going to have a baby it seems very posh inside doesn’t it? David is grand now and very interested in things. He can say a good number of words, isn’t very slow at drinking from a cup, sleeps well, eats well and looks a picture of health. I shall have him immunised against diptheria before long. I think they have to be a year old. [indecipherable word] 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]

Davis and Hamish, he throws them around and they just love it. Hamish shows signs of more sturdy build than D.J. He is not fat, but beautifully made and is tall with it too. Take it from me – he’s tops. I hope to be hearing from you at [indecipherable word] 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

Collection

Citation

W H Layne, “Letter to Wally Layne from his wife,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed May 19, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/30752.

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