Letter from Wally Layne to his wife



Letter from Wally Layne to his wife


Hopes she is receiving his mail and says he has had none from her yet. Tells her not to worry as he is comfortable and doing a lot of reading. Mentions people he has met and talks of football, ice skating and playing draughts.




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My dear Joan, I hope you are getting (Nov 20/43) on all right and are receiving [sic] my mail OK, I haven't received any from you yet, but it is a bit early to expect any yet, I shall be very glad when it comes along. You are not to worry about me at all I am very comfortable, I am doing a lot of reading, I have just finished 'Rebbecca' [sic] and enjoyed it very much, I remember you were often saying how good it is.

I have addressed all my mail to your mothers house as I wasn't sure where you would [missing words] I have met a fellow here from Scawby, his name is Peter Gurnell, we were at [deleted] Scun [/deleted] school together, I have met several fellows from that part of England. I have got over my stiffness from football and am looking forward to getting some ice-skating shortly. Remember me to Shirley.

I shall have to finish soon Robbie is waiting for me to have a game of draughts, I have made a puzzle like the one Lucy gave me, it is causing quite a good deal of amusement. You will notice a slight change of address on this letter, all my love and above all dont worry, Walt.



H W Layne, “Letter from Wally Layne to his wife,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed February 5, 2023, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/30785.

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