Letter from John Taplin to his Family

STaplinJA1268696v10014.pdf

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Letter from John Taplin to his Family

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He has not heard from them for a while but a parcel has arrived for him. He has not been busy. The food and accommodation are good.

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Four handwritten sheets

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STaplinJA1268696v10014

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Sgt. Taplin 1268696
Sgts Mess.
No10 Sqdn Leeming
Yorks.
Thursday.
Dear Folks,
I have not heard from you yet, but there is a parcel in the office for me I expect that explains a lot.
Well, things have been very hum. drum of late, doing the usual. I have not been out much because as I have said previously there is no where to go except when there is a motor coach organised to go to one of the towns.
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The watch which I brought back with me has stopped for no apparant [sic] reason. I dont [sic] remember knocking it and I know I have not dropped it.
The food is very good indeed and the billets are not bad at all, All our crew is billeted together so that is one thing we cannot complain about.
We are going to camp concert tonight and if all goes well we will go to the town tomorrow night.
I hope you [sic] all keeping well and in good feckle as at present it finds myself.
I have written to Joe but I have not received a reply from him yet I expect he will write – I hope. –
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My teeth are quite comfortable now and tomorrow I have two filled they have only just started decaying but it is as well to get them seen to before they get too bad I think.
If I have time to.night I will write to Noah. although I have written once and had no reply.
Well I must close
Bon amors.
John xxxxx
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cheereho
cheeriho
cheerio
cheerho
Bruv
[deleted] Brother [/deleted]

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John Taplin, “Letter from John Taplin to his Family,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed February 29, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/44330.

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