Letter from David Boldy to his father



Letter from David Boldy to his father


Letter from David Boldy to his father about playing hockey, table tennis and his law faculty. He also listened and commented on Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain's speech. He will send a photo of him and Dora, who he has asked to the end-of-term dance.




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59, Bathurst Mews,
Lancaster Gate,
London W. 2.,
17th March, 1939.

My own darling Dad,

Thanks very much for your letter and all [deleted] your [/deleted] the news. Thanks for your good wishes Dad, if it comes off it will be a God-send, if not I will have lost nothing. To-day one of our lecturers gave us some advice. “The intermediate is passed during the “Easter Vacation”. I shall take the advice & work very hard for this 4 or 5 weeks vacation.

You will be very pleased to hear that I have got my colours for Hockey. We had a game on Wednesday against University College. We lost 2-1. They had one or two regulars missing, not their best. We had two of our best forwards and Dennis the right back not [deleted] miss [/deleted] playing. I think we did very well.

Laws played [indecipherable word] in table tennis the other day. We won 13-12. We were down 12-8 and we won the last five games. It was a splendid effort. We are now in the finals. which are to be played off first thing next term. We [deleted] shall p [/deleted] shall probably have our best players playing next term. I must say the laws faculty has bucked up no end.

I went and so [sic] my tutor to-day. I discussed

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my work with him then we had quite a friendly chat. He is awfully nice.

We listened in to Chamberlain’s speech tonight and were bucked no end to note the firm line it took. I think Hitler’s occupation of Czecho-Slovakia [sic] is the damned limit. Hitler will bump up against something hard one of these days.

The Law term ended to-day. On Thursday we are going to the end of term dance. It is in dress. I am probably taking Dora. I phoned her up this [deleted] morning [/deleted] evening and will probably take her out tomorrow evening. She is very sweet. I will send you a snap of the two of us walking along Piccadilly at half-past ten at night taken by one of those street photographers. Considering the circumstances the snap is quite good.

We have had quite a mild winter excepting that dreadful [indecipherable word] during Xmas.

Aunty Renee left yesterday after quite an enjoyable stay. Molly was here [deleted] [indecipherable fragment] [/deleted] yesterday for supper.

No more to-day. Love to Mrs Joseph. God bless & keep you and bring you back safely to us.

With lots of love & kisses from your loving son

[underlined] David [/underlined].



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