Archival & Conservation

A Snippet from a Family Archive


With today being the 70th Anniversary of the D-Day Landings it has inspired us at Archival & Conservation to share our stories and family memories of WWII.

Our Archivist has chosen to share a letter that was sent by her Great-Great Uncle “Mick” from India to her Grandmother in 1945.

Some lines from the letter include:

“I am keeping well in myself except for a poisoned toe and prickly heat.”

“They are sending men home now… I am expecting to hear any day, to be ready to leave this wonderful land of sunshine.”

We were all touched by the beautiful hand painting that features on the inside cover and agreed that her grandmother must have been delighted to receive such a personal and loving letter from her uncle.

We wonder how many of you have letters to and from loved ones and what stories they hold.