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  • Spatial Coverage is exactly "England--Stratford-upon-Avon"

BScottEWScottEWv1.pdf
Text and numerous b/w photographs (some of which are also located in sub-collection albums) covering from immediately before and during World War II - (1939-1946). First page has colour photographs and description of prisoner of war medal. Continues…

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Top left - view across river with boat of trees and church in the distance.
Top right - view of theatre across river.
Bottom left - view of row of Tudor beamed houses. Captioned 'Nine Gables'.
Bottom right - Row of two story Tudor beamed thatched…

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Top left - monument with seated statue on top surrounded by trees. Captioned 'Shakespeare's Statue'.
Top right - three story Tudor house with beams and lattice windows. Captioned 'Harvard House'.
Bottom left - view across river of trees with…

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Top left - thatched cottage with hedge and wall in foreground. Captioned 'Anne Hathaway's Cottage'.
Top right - Three story Tudor house with upper bay windows. captioned 'Shakespeare's Birthplace'.
Bottom left - view inside room with Shakespeare…

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Left - head and shoulders portrait of an airman wearing tunic with side cap. Captioned 'Stratford on Avon, promotion to L.A.C., November 3rd 1941'.
Top right LAC badge.
Bottom right - a five story square building with formal grounds in front.…

BHookingsEWHookingsEWv1.pdf
From birth in 1920 until operational pilot in 1944. Covers early life in Battersea and Morden in London, family life, school and first jobs after leaving school at 14 years old. Describes family experiences at beginning of the war volunteering for…

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A map centred on Stratford on Avon at a scale of one inch to the mile.

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The letter refers to an erroneous posting then transfer to Waddington. He will be flying Manchesters. He is billeted with an old couple who don't tolerate drinking. He enjoyed seven days of leave in Coventry and surrounding towns.

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Author reports snowbound - best wishes from Lindholme signals types.

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Congratulations on permanent commission. Essential medical and acceptance by 23rd Feb from Bryant

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Congratulations of the offer of a permanent commission From Adams.

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Best wishes from us all Adams

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Seven airmen arranged in a row. Their names are listed in a caption above. On the image is annotated 'LMG. 143. F/O Brownell. 427'

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Extracts of letters from LAC T.A. Ford to his family. He writes about his course, exams, the weather, his social activities and about his friends and colleagues.

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Terry Ford writes about being posted to Desford near Leicester with 33 of his colleagues. He has recently seen Hamlet and is going to see Macbeth before he starts his packing and cleaning.

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Terry Ford writes to his family about his pending time at flying school and that he had been recommended for a commission, although he couldn’t understand why.

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A letter from Terry Ford to his family, where he writes about the accommodation in Stratford. He also lists some of the places he visited whilst in London – Tower of London, Tower bridge, Big Ben, Westminster abbey, the Mall and Buckingham Palace…

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Provides dates and family history from their engagement to after the war including John's time as prisoner of war and in hospital after his return. Lists letters and dates and provides locations of where they were written.

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Writes of how much he enjoyed spending a few days with her during Christmas and that he was successful in getting back into camp.

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He writes about trying to find accommodation for Ursula when she comes to Stratford to stay for Christmas. Mentions church parade and weather. Write of meeting up unexpectedly with two old friends. Asks her not to forget to bring his post office…

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He writes about their arrangements for meeting at Christmas. Continues with recollection of her recent visit and about his training activities. Writes about a mansion which has converted its stables into a Services Canteen. Catches up with family…

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Writes to let her know new address in Stratford-upon-Avon. Writes they are first tenants in a chaotic hotel new establishment. Complains that station is only open as receiving wing for aircrew and they will not be there long. Describes daily training…

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Writes that he has been informed he is going to Stratford-upon-Avon which will be very convenient for them to see more of each other. Continues with domestic matters and income tax issues. Sorry that two of his best friends are not going with him.

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AWyldeHJ161218.mp3
Herbert James Wylde was working in local government in Glasgow before he volunteered for aircrew training with the RAF. He started pilot training and had gone solo when he was sent to Canada to continue training. While there he began training as a…
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