Letter from Harold Gorton to his wife

EGortonHGortonLCM430811.pdf

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Letter from Harold Gorton to his wife

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He writes of meeting his wife in two weeks and of getting a council house in Bolton.

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1943-08-11

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Four handwritten pages

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IBCC Digital Archive

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EGortonHGortonLCM430811

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OFFICERS’ MESS.
ROYAL AIR FORCE,
CARK,
NORTH LANCASHIRE.
TELEPHONE GRANGE 390.
11/8/43
Dearest,
I didn’t intend to write today – you’re doing quite well with letters now, aren’t you? So am I, thank you very much – but there are one or two things to talk about, & I don’t suppose I shall have time tomorrow.
It was good to get another letter from you today. I agree with you about turning down the W.L.A. job, although it would have suited you, I should imagine, if you hadn’t been encumbered with a husband! I often feel I must sometimes be a handicap to you, but I don’t want to be; all I want
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is for you to arrange your life as best suits yourself, because I want you to be happy, not harassed.
I hope there are some good shows on in a fortnight’s time. I’d like to take you to the film I saw last night – Claudette Colbert & Fred Macmurray in “No Time for Love.” It was full of wizard wisecracks that had us in fits of laughter, - and no connection with the war.
There’s no hurry at all for the shirt and socks; I can manage without them for an indefinite period.
It’s my day off tomorrow, & I shall go to St. Anne’s to see Dad. He says he is walking better now, but doesn’t seem too strong.
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We’ve got another “agency” going in the matter of getting a house. Alice was dicussing [sic] it with Mr. Dean, Jimmie’s father. He regretted that he hadn’t known a month ago, as he could have got us one for 17/6, on the Bury side of Bolton. He also says (I think he’s on our local council, so he ought to know) that he can get us a council house if we want one. I think it will be safe to say yes, even though some of the housing estates in Farnworth are peopled by none too reputable characters. Still I don’t think he’d let us in for that sort of district. I’ll write to Alice & tell her the sort of
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thing we want.
All my love, darling. It’s not a fortnight now before we shall be together again, although next week has a grim look as though it would last ages!
Harold.

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Harold Gorton, “Letter from Harold Gorton to his wife,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed January 22, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/8993.

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