Letter from Gerald Hughes to Donald Crossley CRS/2/2/8

Dated 2004

Extent: 1 Letter

Letter dated 3rd of February 2004 from Gerald Hughes, addressed to Donald Crossley thanking Crossley for the photographs he had sent and writing about the poverty of his childhood and about the absence of cars. Hughes goes on to write about post-war sentiments that are shared between him and his father - and the fear of invasion. He then writes about the 1 Aspinal St. being up for sale, commenting on the price and the photo which accompanied the article, correcting a caption of a photo supposedly of Ted and their father but actually of Gerald - before offering to send some early photos of Ted. Hughes comments on the white mice they kept in a rabbit/mouse house in the front garden of the property, then mentions his appreciation of Crossley's anecdote in the paper, from when Ted put a frog down Miss Lumb's dress and asks if Herbert Lumb is still alive. He goes on to comment on the destruction of Stanley's hut - and writes an anecdote about a hut his father had.


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