Letter, Freda Satchell

Satchell, Frederica
Production date
19 Jul 1915
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Public Domain
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Letter written by Freda Satchell [née Hamshar] to her Aunt Lucy in England. Freda is pleased that Percy did not have to go to the Front. She writes that her daughter Amy Nell is a year old, and that the family has shifted into a larger house to accommodate her mother, who is good company when Freda's husband Harry is away instructing in the camps. There are a great number of motorbikes in Napier, with sidecars, and she and Harry would like to buy one, or else a small motor car, in which to take a drive into the country. Freda's sister Alice has a two month old daughter. She hopes the War is over soon. "The people out here now realise a little what it is like as a lot of men have fallen. Some were boys whom I went to school with. Fifteen wounded returned the other night and nearly everyone in Napier turned up to see them arrive. Most are crippled for life."
Freda's address is written in the margin on the second page: Mrs H.J. Satchell, 'Tranent', Wellesley Road, Napier.
Production date
19 Jul 1915
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Two lined pages
Height x Width: 250 x 200mm
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gifted by Robyn Kunaiti
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2018/10/19, 95291
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