Letter from Ian Hay to his grandmother



Letter from Ian Hay to his grandmother


Describes going to Bath to see friends and catches up with their news. Goes on to describe meeting an old schoolfriend. Mentions plan to visit Swindon and that he had caught a cold.




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Two page handwritten letter


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[Royal Air Force crest]

Usual Address.


Dear Granny,

Thank you for your letter, I hope your not having it as cold as we are – I don’t think it can be, as Colne is a lot warmer than here.

Last Saturday I went to Bath & saw the Waterhouses; John is still at M’boro’ & invited me to go to tea in his study there any afternoon. Mary W. had just got married a week before. I spent the evening from tea to 8 o’clock there. On Friday (yesterday) evening I went down to Colne & looked up an old schoolfriend, who used to be in the same form as me, his name is Higgins. They were very nice to me & took me to see ’Confessions of a Nazi Spy’ and had supper there after. Also they invited me to go up to Blotham with them when they go up (about once a month.) [deleted] T [/deleted]

To-morrow I think I shall go to Swindon & see what is

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there. I have developed a cold again, and no wonder, seeing the temperature is terribly low here, and the wind cuts in like a knife & freezes you in five mins:

I shall come back next Friday about 7.30 pm. if I can get a ‘bus by then. But expect me between 7.30 & 8 pm. I shall have to leave about 8 pm. on Sunday too.

No more news at all, see you on Friday.

Very best love

[underlined] Ian. [/underlined]


I Hay, “Letter from Ian Hay to his grandmother ,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed June 19, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/37203.

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