Letter from Wally Layne to his wife



Letter from Wally Layne to his wife


Writes of digging a small patch of land as garden and discusses what he has planted. Mentions going to a play and that he does not get lonely as he has so many pleasant memories of her. Asks after friends and says two more boys from Scunthorpe had arrived. Catches up on her mail.




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May 21/44. My dearest one, I hope you are well and are receiving my mail. I am not doing too badly at all. I have a piece of land about ten feet square which I have dug up as a garden, I have three rows of lettuce through, two of spinach and three of beetroot. I have also one single cucumber just showing its head thro', but my tomatoes which are my special pride are two inches high, I have thirty three of them in a tin bowl. I went to a play the night before last called '[indecipherable words]' it was quite good. I am not often lonely as I have so many pleasant memories of you and if ever I feel at all miserable I console myself with the thought that I could be a lot worse off, single for example. Let me know how Bern & Dick are getting on with their work, I hear that their firm have increased their exports a lot lately. Two more boys from Scunthorpe have come in, one of them says my photo was in the Hull Times, you didn't mention it, perhaps you didn't see it. The latest mail I have had from you was written a day or two after you came out of hospital, there was no date on it I hope the baby is [indecipherable words] all right and doesn't feature me too much. I wrote to Bib last month, hope he gets it ok. I haven't met any Grantham boys here. Love Walter.



W H Layne, “Letter from Wally Layne to his wife,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed May 16, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/30799.

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