Frederick Fox, item 27

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                                                                                                                                                     April 22/1918

Dear Father

                   Arrived at York 3-30. Destination unknown

                                                                            Edgar

                                                                                     April 23/1918

Dear father

                   Arrived at  Worlwik 6-40 pm. To go through trade  list there.

were 50 of us set off from Leeds to York. +20 Lucky one have landed

here. We do not know when we will get away from here they seem

to be going about there work in a very slack set-up way. Some that

came down with us have been at York since Saturday. The Beds

+ the food you get down here are bad to say we are Changey some

there fellows are not bad ones. They come from all round + square

no numbers nor address on the stamp

                                                            Edgar

                                                        Chaillon Park

                                                                              Worlwik

 

Dear Father + Mother + all                               24/4/18

                    I am still at the same place + in the pink + looking

well after the cookhouse for the meals. I went down from my hade

rest this afternoon at 2 pm it was quiet a change to get to work

again after standing about waiting till you here your name

called. I had nearly finished at 4/15 + the tester asked me

how long I would be. I told him a 1/4 hour. So he said you can

finish it + I will pass it as fair or come at 8 am to do it. So

I told him I would come in the morning as I want good not

like all the other which as far as I can make out is fair.

When I hear I have passed I have to go before the Board of

Trade to be posted expect I shall be moving on Fri or Saturday

The place they list you in is a good says about 20 fres You

have to burn dust the test is something like the sketch.

                                                                         Edgar

P.S. The first place I have ever seen or heard of strikers being

in charge of the job.



...

Drawing of a  roughly 1 inch square inside of another shape that is mostly square but with an elongated bottom edge jutting out to the left hand side. Written inside of the square is

2 1/4

     S.

         S.


...

Another drawing is just below the first. It is a rectangle lying on its long side. The short, left hand end is rounded and has a small ovel inside it. There are characters inside that look like a 2 with V pointing aboe and below it.

Written on the right hand side these drawing is

Made out of 2x 4/8

          M S   6' Long









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                                                                                                                                                     April 22/1918

Dear Father

                   Arrived at York 3-30. Destination unknown

                                                                            Edgar

                                                                                     April 23/1918

Dear father

                   Arrived at  Worlwik 6-40 pm. To go through trade  list there.

were 50 of us set off from Leeds to York. +20 Lucky one have landed

here. We do not know when we will get away from here they seem

to be going about there work in a very slack set-up way. Some that

came down with us have been at York since Saturday. The Beds

+ the food you get down here are bad to say we are Changey some

there fellows are not bad ones. They come from all round + square

no numbers nor address on the stamp

                                                            Edgar

                                                        Chaillon Park

                                                                              Worlwik

 

Dear Father + Mother + all                               24/4/18

                    I am still at the same place + in the pink + looking

well after the cookhouse for the meals. I went down from my hade

rest this afternoon at 2 pm it was quiet a change to get to work

again after standing about waiting till you here your name

called. I had nearly finished at 4/15 + the tester asked me

how long I would be. I told him a 1/4 hour. So he said you can

finish it + I will pass it as fair or come at 8 am to do it. So

I told him I would come in the morning as I want good not

like all the other which as far as I can make out is fair.

When I hear I have passed I have to go before the Board of

Trade to be posted expect I shall be moving on Fri or Saturday

The place they list you in is a good says about 20 fres You

have to burn dust the test is something like the sketch.

                                                                         Edgar

P.S. The first place I have ever seen or heard of strikers being

in charge of the job.



...

Drawing of a  roughly 1 inch square inside of another shape that is mostly square but with an elongated bottom edge jutting out to the left hand side. Written inside of the square is

2 1/4

     S.

         S.


...

Another drawing is just below the first. It is a rectangle lying on its long side. The short, left hand end is rounded and has a small ovel inside it. There are characters inside that look like a 2 with V pointing aboe and below it.

Written on the right hand side these drawing is

Made out of 2x 4/8

          M S   6' Long










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  • March 13, 2017 03:40:24 L Brittain

                                                                                                                                                         April 22/1918

    Dear Father

                       Arrived at York 3-30. Destination unknown

                                                                                Edgar

                                                                                         April 23/1918

    Dear father

                       Arrived at  Worlwik 6-40 pm. To go through trade  list there.

    were 50 of us set off from Leeds to York. +20 Lucky one have landed

    here. We do not know when we will get away from here they seem

    to be going about there work in a very slack set-up way. Some that

    came down with us have been at York since Saturday. The Beds

    + the food you get down here are bad to say we are Changey some

    there fellows are not bad ones. They come from all round + square

    no numbers nor address on the stamp

                                                                Edgar

                                                            Chaillon Park

                                                                                  Worlwik

     

    Dear Father + Mother + all                               24/4/18

                        I am still at the same place + in the pink + looking

    well after the cookhouse for the meals. I went down from my hade

    rest this afternoon at 2 pm it was quiet a change to get to work

    again after standing about waiting till you here your name

    called. I had nearly finished at 4/15 + the tester asked me

    how long I would be. I told him a 1/4 hour. So he said you can

    finish it + I will pass it as fair or come at 8 am to do it. So

    I told him I would come in the morning as I want good not

    like all the other which as far as I can make out is fair.

    When I hear I have passed I have to go before the Board of

    Trade to be posted expect I shall be moving on Fri or Saturday

    The place they list you in is a good says about 20 fres You

    have to burn dust the test is something like the sketch.

                                                                             Edgar

    P.S. The first place I have ever seen or heard of strikers being

    in charge of the job.



    ...

    Drawing of a  roughly 1 inch square inside of another shape that is mostly square but with an elongated bottom edge jutting out to the left hand side. Written inside of the square is

    2 1/4

         S.

             S.


    ...

    Another drawing is just below the first. It is a rectangle lying on its long side. The short, left hand end is rounded and has a small ovel inside it. There are characters inside that look like a 2 with V pointing aboe and below it.

    Written on the right hand side these drawing is

    Made out of 2x 4/8

              M S   6' Long










  • March 13, 2017 03:15:07 L Brittain

                                                                                                                                                         April 22/1918

    Dear Father

                       Arrived at York 3-30. Destination unknown

                                                                                Edgar

                                                                                         April 23/1918

    Dear father

                       Arrived at  Worlwik 6-40 pm. To go through hade list there.

    were 50 of us set off from Leeds to York. +20 Lucky one have landed

    here. We do not know when we will get away from here they seem

    to be going about there work in a very slack set-up way. Some that

    came down with us have been at York since Saturday. The Beds

    + the food get down here are bad to say we are Changey some

    there fellows are not bad ones. They come from all round + square

    no numbers nor address on the ??

                                                                Edgar

                                                             Chaillon Park

                                                                                  Worlwik


    Dear Father + Mother + all                               24/4/18

                        I am still at the same ?? + in the


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