Letter from David Boldy to his father



Letter from David Boldy to his father


Letter from David Boldy to his father about the Air Raid Precautions, complying he does not feel suited for the role. Steve is doing his exams.




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59, Bathurst Mews,
Lancaster Gate,
London, W.2.,
12th March, 1940.

My darling Dad,

Thanks for your letter. We were very sorry to hear you had been ill & hope you are felling much better now.

When I am going to be called up beats me. It is an awful nuisance hanging around doing nothing. The A.R.P. work is something but it does not take up sufficient of my time. Anyway A.R.P. work is not a young man’s job, well not at the moment.
[deleted] aw [/deleted] I went over to Peter’s place the other day, and a day or so later we went to a [deleted] flick [/deleted]sort of variety show, which was quite amusing. Yesterday someone was over to tea and Peter popped in for a short while. Neville Gaigory was also here the other evening. He is going back to India in a few days. So are the Aratoons. Smells

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Suspiciously of running away, still that’s their business.

Mrs Barkin spent the week-end at our flat. On Saturday Mrs Kock and Christine, the young war Widow had Tea with us. She is very sweet. On Sunday [deleted] I [/deleted] all of us including Steve, had lunch at Kock’s place. We also had Tea there. I then went to see “The Gual[sic] Waltz” again as the music in it is so lovely.

Steve has gone for his last days practical. He only has a Viva now & he will have finished his exam. I hope he gets through, though he looked very seedy just before & during the written papers. He looks quite allright[sic] now.

No more to-day. God bless you & look after you.

Love Dave.



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