Letter from Tom Wadeson to Jean Wadeson

EWadesonTEWadesonJ421027.pdf

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Letter from Tom Wadeson to Jean Wadeson

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Writes that he was enjoying himself and had had a good voyage over with only a little bad weather. Continues with some banter and description of autumn in Canada as well as comment on local laws on smoking and drinking. Concludes with description of amusing event.

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1942-10-27

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Four page handwritten letter and envelope

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IBCC Digital Archive

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EWadesonTEWadesonJ421027

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[postage stamp] [postmark]
MISS. J. WADESON
SYCAMORE HOUSE
DUFTON
APPLEBY
WEST LD
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27/10/42.
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1489406
AC. WADESON T.E.
No 2 SQUADRON
31. R.A.F. D.D.
MONKTON
NEW BRUNSWICK
CANADA.
Dear Jean
Well here I am as promised, as you will see I am in a very nice country, and I am enjoying myself.
I had a lovely voyage over on a fairly small boat but we had a lovely time and only 4 days rough weather but was it rough the spray was coming over the bridge and the little [indecipherable word] were simply ploughing through it.
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By the way the old joke of Will Fippes’ did not apply to me – “if there’s any thing in a lad the sea will [deleted] brought [/deleted] bring it out.” for I was OK.
Well I don’t think I even saw such a beautiful sight as the country here is in the fall. It is just like tecnicolour. [sic]
By the way I was tickled to death with the laws in this State. One is when you go to the cinema
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you cannot smoke. Another is it is a dry state and if you want liquor you have to get a permit and then go to the liquor stores and buy your houch [sic] then carry it back “Sealed” to the address on the permit and then drink it there.
I had a good laugh at one of the Warrant Officers he lent another bloke his car and he was caught speeding so they sent the warrant
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to the W.O. who was never out of camp, - and he had to pay the fine because the person who owns the car has to take the car back.
Well Jean I have very little news so I will close and get my bed made or it will be lights out before I have finished.
So Cheerio
your Loving Brother
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XXX

Citation

T E Wadeson, “Letter from Tom Wadeson to Jean Wadeson,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed January 30, 2023, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/32488.

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