Oldfield letter: 2.11.42

SANDSEND.                                                     OLDFIELD
NR. WHITBY.                                                    JOHN BRITON
YORKS ENGLAND                                             CAPTAIN
Letter No. 22                                                    2nd. Nov. 42.

Dearest Mum, Daddy & Jumbo – Hope so much that by the now you may have had all my letters. Yours come through well – I am glad to say. The latest date I have had is 27 Sept from you, form wh. I gather all is well at Castle O. and the horses out for work for keep. I have also heard from Margaret L. this week – who seems just the same except for the fact that she prefers Richard! also from Anne Smales including 2 v. nice snaps of her and her “Galloway” – please give her my love and thank her. Peter Lindrea who was my 2Y’ has just returned to England – I thought you might like to get in touch with him so are sending his ‘people’s address – LINDREA, “Savernake” Cote Drive, Durham Down, Bristol 9. He might well be post to the depot and I should like you to meet him. My love to Biddy – I am still no wiser as to why she is in Liverpool. Performed at a recent concert on my violin. Had a game of cricket to-day which I enjoyed. What a terrible schoolboy’s letter this is! Your photographs are splendid and I am looking forward to more. I saved Hunting News from the week and a few of us are having an “open meet” on Nov. 1st – we have everything but hounds and anywhere to hunt. Just Oct.12 – why not have Will L and Mike over for a weekend? I will write again next wk. All my love and Godbless, Johnnie.