Letter from Tom Wadeson to Jean Wadeson

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Letter from Tom Wadeson to Jean Wadeson

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Writes that the place he was at was dead and isolated. Describes some activities over Christmas and during leave at new year. Catches up with news from home including noting a friend had been lost.

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1943-01-16

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Two page handwritten letter and envelope

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EWadesonTEWadesonJ430116

Transcription

[crest of Canadian Y.M.C.A.]
[two postmarks]
[postage stamp]
MISS. J. WADESON
SYCAMORE HOUSE
DUFTON
APPLEBY
WESTMORLAND
ENGLAND.
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16-1-43.
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[crest of Canadian Y.M.C.A.]
ON ACTIVE SERVICE
1489406
L.A.C. WADESON. T.E.
No 3. B o G.S.
MACDONALD
MANATOBA
CANADA.
Dear Jean
Very glad to hear from you & hope you had a good time at Xmas & new year. You say things are quiet round there? – Well you ought to be out here – the place is dead and isolated.
Well I had a great time at Xmas although we were confined to camp so we would not go astray. To tell the [deleted] ch [/deleted] truth I was in the sergents [sic] mess with 2 R.A.F. sergent [sic] Pilots and we all got gloriously drunk on neat Gin & whisky – but I will never touch the rudy [sic] stuff again. As you remark it is a great life if you don’t weaken – well I did?!!!
I had quite a decent 5 days leave at the new year and spent all day in bed and all night roller skating and was it fun I learned to waltz on them and had a great time – spent 50 dollars and have dash all to show for it
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I was very surprised to hear Mrs Fowles remembered me – she lives over on South Whinfell her husband is a game keeper and she used to make us tea when we were working down there. By the way I have not been on a pair of skates on ice yet but I hope to be inside an other month when I am a [symbol] A.G.
I was very sorry to hear Tammy Grisdale has been lost and I hope he is O.K. where ever he is.
That will probably set them thinking at home for there was a bit of grievance voiced when I told them I was taking that course.
Have you still got the ring I have never had time to make another but I intend to when I get back over the [indecipherable word] pond
Well I will have to say cheerio and all the best
Lots of Love
[signature]
P.S. I hope to see you inside 3 months.
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Citation

T E Wadeson, “Letter from Tom Wadeson to Jean Wadeson,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed April 14, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/32489.

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