Letter from David Boldy to his father



Letter from David Boldy to his father


Letter from David Boldy to his father about being out of paid work.




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59, Bathurst Mews,
Lancaster Gate,
London, W.2.,
15th February, 1940

My darling Dad,

Thanks very much for your letter and all your news. I’m sorry to hear you had such bad luck in the Tennis. It is very hard to pick up after being almost sure of the match you start going the other way.

I am still doing nothing. If I can’t land any sort of a paid job soon I shall have no alternative but to join an A.R.P. Station as an unpaid worker. The only trouble is that you are usually out of pocket yourself if you do this. Still I suppose it is better than hanging around doing nothing. Also as at present there seems to be no developement[sic] in the fighting I dare say I shall have my full period of working.

Ian Dawson was in London for a few days. Ian [indecipherable] us hit the high lights or rather attempted to. We had a very enjoyable evening with Helen & Winnie, [indecipherable] with

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them was an awful flop.

I bought some very neat torches the other day but unfortunately I broke one. I shall probably take it back to the shop tomorrow and see what can be done.

The other night I went to a flick with Peter. “Hell’s Kitchen” – The Dead end kids were in it. It was an [indecipherable] good film. Peter & I were unaccompanied. This is a second day outing and we thoroughly enjoyed it. After the show we had something at the Corner House. At a table near us were a few young men, well pickled and before we left they had cut off their ties from just below the [deleted][indecipherable][/deleted] knot and when we left were trying to persuade the waiter to do the same.

No more to-day. God bless you. With lots
of love & kisses from
your loving son




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