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Record Number: 33666


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'You will be wondering why I am not writing. I have not found the time for several days to write letters. Other things have taken my spare hours, or I have felt tired or lazy ... On Friday night last there was a splendid concert in the hut. It was absolutely fine, and we were laughing nearly all the way through. It was given by men from the Convalescent Camp. They had painted their own scenery ... The Advertisers have arrived alright. Mr Long's articles were very interesting to me. I can't think who that Tompkins was, who was drowned.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

10 Feb 1916

Country:

France

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Wimereux
county: Pas-de-Calais
specific address: Number 5 Convalescent Camp

Type of Experience
(Reader):
 

silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Type of Experience
(Listener):
 

solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown


Reader / Listener / Reading Group:

Reader:

Thomas Wainwright

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

2 Oct 1887

Socio-Economic Group:

Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder

Occupation:

Private, Royal Army Medical Corps

Religion:

Nonconformist

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

France

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

[n/a] [n/a]

Title:

Ludlow Advertiser and Craven Arms Gazette

Genre:

Reference / General works

Form of Text:

Print: Newspaper

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

33666

Source:

Print

Author:

n/a

Editor:

Lyn Dyson

Title:

Uncle Tom's Letters: The Letters of Private Thomas Wainwright, 1914-1919

Place of Publication:

[Great Britain]

Date of Publication:

2013

Vol:

n/a

Page:

70

Additional Comments:

letter to Gladys Wainwright, 10 February 1916

Citation:

Lyn Dyson (ed.), Uncle Tom's Letters: The Letters of Private Thomas Wainwright, 1914-1919, ([Great Britain], 2013), p. 70, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=33666, accessed: 25 September 2020


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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