Letter from Gerald Hughes to Donald Crossley CRS/2/2/12

Dated 2005

Extent: 1 Letter

Letter dated 21st of April 2005 from Gerald Hughes, addressed to Donald Crossley thanking him of pictures of the house and Red Acre Wood - before commenting on the price the house fetched on the market. Hughes comments on the quality of the condition the house is currently in - and describes his attic room from his childhood and shared memories of building gliders with Ted. Hughes goes on to write about Ted's room and hearing Ted sing in the toilet, before commenting on how much he misses him. He writes about how he cannot remember the house in Hebden Bridge but offers to research it. Hughes then writes about the 'Ted Hughes Station building', his own memories of delivering parcels there when he was younger and catching a train from the station after his last visit to see his uncles Tom and Walter, before being stationed in South Africa and about his cousin, Jimmy. He comments on a memory of two girls walking him to the train, and how the valley remained his and Ted's true home - which is why he is so pleased he is being commemorated there, before finishing the letter informing Crossley of Joan's recovery from cancer.


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