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Recounts meeting three men named John Mitchell in the space of a few weeks. The first was a signals officer at RAF Spilsby when the author was a wireless operator on Lancaster. He relates some of his experiences surviving two tours on Whitley and…

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Recounts recent activities finishing OTU and posting to 207 Squadron flying Lancaster. Covers training, description of station and local towns. Mentions mutual acquaintance. Catches up with news of family and friends.

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A cardboard mount for a photograph, produced for Peter R Morrell, Newark.

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Notes they have had letter from chaplain at Chester to ask after her son and his crew. Unable to give her the names and addresses of relatives of his crew for security reasons while they are missing..

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Advertising poster entitled 'W E Akrill, 1922-1943, a life in art'.

Portrait photograph of Bill surrounded by artwork including cartoons, silhouettes, figures and Lincoln cathedral.

At Collingham Methodist Church, June 28 & 29 [no year], 9.30…

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Billy mixes real events with fantasy stories, illustrated with small people and animals.

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Writes about eating duck and chickens laying eggs. Illustrated with coloured drawings of their garden, including flowers and chickens and two comic strip style cartoons.

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Writes about Stainless Stephen, a thunderstorm ('mother covered up the mirror and fender') and the garden and includes a number of drawings of people and coloured flowers.

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Written in dialect as 'Johnathan Trumpitt', including small illustrations.

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Relates a visit to Belvoir Castle, Nottingham and Wollerton (sic) Park via a series of captioned drawings. Then includes a illustrated story or stories.

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Writes of the weather, a visit to Fillingham Castle, acquaintances, new kittens, geese laying and family members. Includes a number of drawings of people, places and animals.

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Writes about farm animals and a recent visit to the college. Illustrated with pictures of animals and people. The last page is a coloured, comic strip style drawing about chickens on the farm.

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Lists recently sold calves, prices and the names of their new owners. Comments on the sales process and about taking the pigs to market, includes amounts made from their sale also. Includes drawings of the cow auction and market.

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Writes about the farm, hatching eggs and the garden, detailing the flowers. Includes illustrations of plants, hatching eggs, animals and people.

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Refers to his mother's new hair style, including a sketch drawing. Also writes about the farm, including looking after the geese and briefly mentions Skegness. Includes some small pencil drawings of people and birds.

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Text on cover reads 'Letters written by W E Akrill (Billy) (aged 13), to his father, who was in hospital in 1935'. Includes two colour drawings taken from Billy Akrill's letters. Top drawing shows a hill with trees on left side and house on top, a…

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Seven caricature figures, five men and two women standing in a room. Man on the left is carrying a book, next a woman smoking a cigarette, next a man with hands together. To his right a woman warming hands in front of fireplace then three men…

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Seven caricature figures, five men and two women in a room. Three men are conversing on the left in front of fireplace. A woman sits reading a newspaper on a chair and another woman stands in front of her with paper in hand. On the right two men in…

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Cartoon drawing with six caricature figures, five male and one female. On the left an older man with glasses carrying a coal scuttle and small shovel, smoking a pipe. To his right two men standing behind a woman in skirt and blouse running towards…

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Five cartoon caricature male figures standing in line in a room. Man on left is reading a newspaper, fourth man from left appears to be throwing a piece of paper into a burning fire in fireplace, In the background left an open door with clock on wall…

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Cartoon drawing with thirteen caricature figures including two women spread out in a line in a function room. Man on left smoking a pipe, third from left is behind a newspaper. All the others appear to be talking. Background left a clock on the wall.…

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Four pairs of cartoon figures, all girls. Top right: two hockey players, top left: two girls whispering together. Bottom left: two girls hand-in-hand, both wearing school type uniform and hats. Bottom right: two girls fighting. Captioned…

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Thirteen cartoon figures standing in row of seven at top and six on the bottom. All are girls of various heights, some wearing school uniform like clothes. One has a tennis racket and some have hats. Captioned 'More Evacs by Aki'.

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Twelve cartoon figures standing in two rows. All are girls of varying height, some in school type uniforms and some with hats. Captioned 'Assorted Evacs by Aki'.

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Drawing showing head of girl with pigtails and glasses.Dated 10.3.41 by Aki. Captioned 'Evacuees come to Collingham
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