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24th JAN. 1915: LUTON – LAND OF HATS & WHAT NOT.

SYDNEY HIBBETT 20 in 1914.
SYDNEY HIBBETT
20 in 1915.

Signaller SYDNEY HIBBETT: POSTCARD to Mr & Mrs Hibbett, 95 Foden Rd. Walsall, Staffordshire.

c/o Mrs. Pleasance, 44  Cromwell Rd, Luton.

Dear Mater,

Here we are in the land of hats and what not again (1).

Billeted in different parts of town to Tavistock St. (2). With Evans and two other nonentities. Tommies of usual type.  Bert got separated but is next door with very good fellowsLeft Saffron Walden at 10 am arr. here at 2 pm.

Bedford Road, Luton.

Our road is on the left in the middle of this photo where the pencil mark is (3). Very fashionable part but usual type of house this.

Weather foggy & raw.  Letter following,

Love Syd.

 

ELIZABETH HIBBETT WEBB 2009
ELIZABETH HIBBETT WEBB.

(1) Luton renowned for hat-making.  (2)Rough Billets of Sept.1914. (3Mark just visible between 2nd & 3rd tree, middle row.

POSTCARD:  Bedford Road is now ‘Old Bedford Road’.  From my flat (right) I walked across Park (left) to teach at Luton High School for Girls (1961-1965).

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