Letter from David Boldy to his father



Letter from David Boldy to his father


Letter from David Boldy to his father about Charity Show held at the Winter Garden Theatre in London; the king and the queen were present. Will be visiting Aunt Maisie’s for Christmas.




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P.S. Many happy returns for to-day, and many more. God bless you & Mum
Love [underlined] Dave [/underlined]

7, Wallace Court,
300 Marylebone Road,
London, N.W.1.,
17th December 1937,

My own darling Daddy,

No letter so far but we have heaps of news. Thank you very much for the hockey, which is a very nice one. It just suits me perfectly. The only fault is that it is a little to [sic] bendy, but as long as it doesn’t break that will not be a fault. Yesterday Mum insisted, so we went to the Charity Show at the Winter Garden Theatre at which the King and Queen were present. We could see the Royal Box clearly and the Queen looked very sweet. The cream of the stage was present. Anna Neagle, Flora Robson, Elizabeth Allen & many others. I got signatures from Yvonne Arnand, Ralph Lynn and Raymond Massey who acted in things to come. Elizabeth Allen passed a foot away from us when we were in the [deleted] eu [/deleted] queue outside. Winifred Sholter was also there, of course heaps of other famous actors & actresses. Most of the [deleted] Actors and [/deleted] Actress’s [sic] looked so sweet that I felt like joining the stage (Ha! Ha!). The show cost us about a pound altogether.
I am working now. And have thoroughly studied two chapters in the book, & read the

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introduction to another. I should D.V. manage allright. I am not worrying in the least about the services as in reality business offers more scope, as for as money is concerned, than even professions. Even if you start at the bottom, you never know when you might strike rich. So beware, D.A. Boldy, is now thoroughly on the warpath. During the Summer holidays I am definitely going for a cruise or will join some place or other and make a little money.

No visitors lately, thank heavens! Perhaps that is because we have been out more often. On Sunday Mum has asked K.L.M. to tea and she is coming. We played squash this morning and then had a glorious shower after it. The score’s were much closer this time. 9-7, 10-8, 9-4, 9-7, 9-5, Steve won all. I was leading 7-3 and then lost, and 8-2 and then lost. But I think I will soon start winning. We are playing again on Tuesday and possibly once more after that before we go to Aunty Maisie’s. We have been asked to take our tennis kit. Tell Suresh Bahne & Choudin that they might beat us at tennis as we have not been practising. Well no more to-day, Love to all, God bless & Keep you and bring you back safely to us, with lots of love and Kisses from your

loving son

[underlined] David. [/underlined]



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