Browse Items (16 total)

  • Spatial Coverage is exactly "England--Boston"

Catches up with mail and family news. Mother was in hospital and he would try and get pass to go and visit her. Discusses friends, leave and activities including going into Boston for meal which he did not like, preferred Horncastle. Mentions he had…

Writes he had spoken to the wing commander and should be getting leave, asks if she could get time off. Writes of crew going out with friend for good feed in Boston. Mentions issuance.

Sends his love. Thanks for letter. Mentions visit to Boston. Mentions he told her about lucky Jim.

Writes that he has been issued with a bicycle and plans to celebrate skipper's birthday. Mentions photographs and that his birthday had come and gone. End with endearment.

Photo 1 is Jack at his station, captioned 'F/Sgt Jack Cottingham. Flight Engineer'.
Photo 2 is a low level oblique of St Botolph's Church, captioned 'Taken from the rear turret. Boston Stump'.
A third photo, captioned F/Sgt Ernie Probyn. Rear…

A low level aerial oblique photograph of Boston St Botolph's Church, universally known as the Boston Stump.

Sends sympathy over her bad news. Seems to have been through a similar experience.

An article written by Neil Ramsey referring to a cartoon drawn by 'Budd'. He details the social life and personalities on the base including Ronnie Smith who flew a Lancaster under a Severn railway bridge. Reference is made of an Oboe reunion in…

Thanks for parcels and catches up with news of friends. Writes of upcoming events and weather. Notes reading in the paper about how Hedley won Distinguished Flying Medal.

Maurice Stoneman was posted to 57 Squadron at RAF East Kirkby as the flight engineer on Lancasters in 1943. He recalls that on returning from operations they used to fly around the Boston Stump and around Lincoln Cathedral before finally landing. In…

A letter to Malcolm Staves from his grandparents, with some notes from the farm.

A letter to Malcolm Staves from his grandparents. News from the farm and family matters.

Two letters to Malcolm Staves from his grandparents. Domestic news and wishes him a good christmas.


A letter to Malcolm from his Grandparents. A lot of domestic news but also congratulates Malcolm on his promotion.

This page is an entry point for a place. Please use the links below to see all relevant documents available in the Archive.

Barbara Bulleyment worked at a department store in Boston until she joined the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force and was initially stationed at 16 Maintenance Unit Stafford and then 209 Maintenance Unit at Broughton. She recounts her life as an equipment…
Output Formats

atom, dc-rdf, dcmes-xml, json, omeka-xml, rss2