Letter from Peter Lamprey to W Gunton



Letter from Peter Lamprey to W Gunton


Peter Lamprey thanks correspondents for parcel and letters. He then continues that things are quiet after the big do. He concludes with some general chatter.




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Envelope and two page handwritten letter


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[underlined] Tuesday [/underlined]
A.C.R. Lamprey
84 Dickson Rd.
[underlined] Blackpool. [/underlined]

Dear Bill and other friends (Ha-Ha).
Many thanks for the parcel of fags and insulting letters. Mr. Hunt has I see at last, left his sick bed and his missive or missile came as a welcome shock in these dreary days of total was. His wonder at the bomb-aiming at public houses would of course be natural. They Nazis know the pubs that sell good beer and leave them up for when the invasion starts. As for Jacks promise to start knocking things off as soon as he gets here, if he doesn’t do it, he’ll be very short of kit. Thank the spotters for returning my photo, I might have known that once a photo fell into their thieving hands I’d lose my hat and tunic and finish up naked. With so many crooks about I wonder you do not start a RAF of your own. This letter coming so soon on the heels of the last has not the war news the others have contained. Here has been a district lull in operations the last few days. The NCO’s are licking their wounds after the big do, and the squads generally are maintaining a defensive

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attitude and waiting for the full fury of the onslaught. This week normally is a black time as it is pay week and iron op war gets into your soul until Saturday, when every-thing will again be unk. I will not spoil the next general communique before its time and regale you with slight tit-bits but just thank everybody for their wishes – letters and parcel, and shall send a fuller account when operations again stride forward. Thanks for the enquiry bill, the wife and family are doing alright, the old man is not doing so bad either. Will write shortly and give you first hand information
Thanks a lot.
P.S. tell Eddy there is only one pub here due to be knocked down so I shall be perfectly safe, as he will be glad to know.
P.P.S. I’m acting for a corporal this week, he’s stationed at Folkestone, but his wife’s here.

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7.45 PM
20 May

[postage stamp]
Mr. W. Gunton.
Machine Room.
Waterlow and Sons. Ltd.
Twyford Abbey Rd.
Park Royal
London N. W. 10.

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Peter Lamprey, “Letter from Peter Lamprey to W Gunton,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed June 23, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/6575.

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