Letter from David Boldy to his parents and his brother



Letter from David Boldy to his parents and his brother


Letter from David Boldy to his parents and his brother, with references to a train journey at Howrah Railway Terminus.




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Two page handwritten letter


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6/3 Sudder Stn.
20th December.

My own darling Mum, Dad & Steve.

Thanks ever so much for your letters. I am so sorry to have missed the phone call, but I was having a hair cut [sic]. I hope you got my wire. We came into Howrah at 9.30 because we were put on to another train due to the Viceroy. Then we had to wait an hour and a half at Howrah because the gates were shut. Marcus went to Assansole [?] on work and has not yet been home. I have aranged [sic] to see Anderson at 3 o’clock monday [sic], and will try and leave the same night. I will have to have my teeth seen to when I am coming back with Steve. I bought a racket for Rs 15, he gave it to me at half price. I hope you dont [sic] mind. It is a terrible nuisance having to do everything yourself, it is plain sailing when someone else does it. I think I have got through, as a matter of fact I am almost sure I have. I dont [sic] think I have got an “A” cert. I will do all the things you said , [deleted] so [/deleted] but I dont [sic] think much money will be left for our travelling fares. We had

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a lovely time on the way down. We saw two pictures at Bavell. The Wellesely girls were near us and I knew one who was Evelyn’s friend. I went and looked in for a lark and the teacher in charge invited me in. In next to no time we were as thick as thieves, the other boys joined in and we had a really fine time.

I saw Romeo and Juliet yesterday, the end was terrible. Well all of you, no more to-day as I have much to do. God bless & keep you, with lots of love & kisses from the “He” man of the family

[underlined] Dave [/underlined]

[underlined] Steve. [/underlined] Thanks for your letters during Camb week, they were very wellcome, [sic]

[underlined] Dave [/underlined]



David Boldy, “Letter from David Boldy to his parents and his brother,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed May 20, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/579.

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