Browse Items (44 total)

  • Temporal Coverage starts with "1945-12"

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Reporting he had been re-admitted to hospital.

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Writes that she has received three letters from him, is glad he is feeling better and hopes ENT specialist will come soon and release him. Says she and daughter will be home next day and hopes he will be soon as well. Discusses home electric matters…

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Writes that she has received three letters from him, is glad he is feeling better and hopes ENT specialist will come soon and release him. Says they will be home next day and hopes he will be soon as well. Discusses home electric matters and says she…

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Writes that she is sending cuttings from the Times. Describes her daily activities and that she has caught a cold and had breakfast in bed. Mentions preparations for new year's eve and that she will travel back home on following Tuesday. Writes of…

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Thanks him for his letter and describes her activities; including a walk to Sunny Cove where waves were breaking over rocks, Mentions her sisters latest boyfriend, plans for that afternoon walk and warm weather. Concludes by saying if there is frost…

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Writes that she has had three letters from him as well as speaking to him by telephone and answers a couple of points raised. Continues with discussion of his future with violin lessons. Mentions her and daughter activities and that he has decided…

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Writes she has had no letter from him and hopes it is not due to complications in his condition. She would like to ring him but the cost of 9 shillings a time would effect her saving plans. Mentions house is now quiet as visitors have left and…

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Writes that it was grand to hear his voice and that danger for throat infection was over. Continues with long description of family activities on Christmas day including going out in a motor boat, lunch, opening presents with description of many,…

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Writes of daily activities; walks, cooking and parties.

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Describes a walk in local area and mentions windy weather nearly blowing daughter away. Writes of local flooding and having colossal roast lunch. Writes that mild weather means she is less worried damage to water pipes at home. Concludes with…

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Thanks him for recent letters and describes enclosed photographs. Mentions arrival of her sister Barbara and shopping in village. Discusses his violin lessons and possible future teachers to continue hid violin studies. Writes of her sickness and…

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Writes that she was glad to get two letters from him and hopes that he is recovering from his operation. Describes journey to Salcombe and activities at her parents home. Catches up with family news and mentions putting £22 in post office account.

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Writes that packing is done and that she has decided not to take a doll she made for daughter which she will save as a present to celebrate his return. Mentions recent mail and that she is feeling unwell. Concludes with description of activities and…

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Writes it was nice to reassured by ward sister that all was going well but that he would not be home for at least two weeks. Continues with news of packing and arranging transport. Mentions drawing money matters and arrival of Christmas presents.

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Writes that no telegram has arrived so she assumes that all went well but she would ring ward sister for news. Mentions her piano lessons and describes other domestic activities. Concludes with news that telegram had just arrived but she was unsure…

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Wishes telegram would arrive with news of his condition. Writes of mail she has received including one from Sutton's announcing that most items (seeds) had been sold out. Says she will get Christmas cards out that afternoon and writes of domestic…

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Writes that she expects this letter would arrive after his operation and wishes she could be their to comfort him. Laments that their Christmas plans have been effected. Continues with description of her activities; mentions cutting her finger and…

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Writes that she still does not know why he is in hospital, for how long and exactly where he is. Continues with arrangements for a visit to him by an acquaintance. Catches up with domestic news and activities. Wonders if he will get home the next…

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Notes he has been readmitted hospital and awaits details. Will be glad if they can do something but hopes it will not interfere with Christmas plans. Believes demobilization might be postponed. Catches up with news of family/friends and mentions…

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Recounts her journey home from visiting him. Mentions daughter writing letter to him and writes of evening activities. Hopes it will not be long before he is home again.

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A pass issued to Arthur Atkinson by RAF St Athan allowing him to be absent from his quarters.

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A notification to Clifford Watson about his DFC. Citation includes that in his numerous operations 'he has invariably displayed the utmost fortitude, courage and devotion to duty'.

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Top left first page - three-quarter length portrait of an airman wearing tunic and side cap. Text notes that he joined Royal Air Force in 1936 as a Halton apprentice armourer. Promoted to flight sergeant at the beginning of the war he began a long…

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Photo 1 - Woody Freamo in civilian clothes with a toddler.

Photo 2 - Wedding photograph of Woody Freamo and Lily. He is in uniform, she is wearing a dress with a fur stole over her shoulders, hat and gloves.

Photo 3 - a hotel in Bridlington,…

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Photo 1 - three airmen standing in front of a castle, captioned 'Me as an officer'.

Photo 2 - an officer with a woman smartly dressed with hat, fur and gloves. [Identified on page 22 as Woody and Lily Freamo on their wedding day, Dec…
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