»  Letter: Wednesday, September 18, 1974

    E.A. Derbyshire to John Derbyshire

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Mrs J.R. Derbyshire
18, Navy Inn Court

Mr John Derbyshire
57, North Perkins Avenue
New York. 10523

Sept 18th

My dear son,

I am here at Newlyn, staying with your Cousin Harold & his charming little wife. The weather could be better, lots of rain, but I've been shown around & treated like royalty. Taken to a party last Thursday night, out to dinner at a real Pirates' den on Saturday night, caverns, nets, lamps, lobster pots, etc, it was lovely. Sunday to Land's End & lovely places in between. Monday to St Michael's Mount at Marazion. This was beautiful, most majestic scenery. I received a smacking kiss here from a charming Cornishman with the "gift." He said it was the kiss of life before we climbed to the top!! but it was great fun. Tuesday we went to St Ive's but it was cold & wet. Having a quiet day today, but going into Penzance to post all my cards. Harold's flat overlooks the bay & Harbour at Newlyn & us 1½ miles from Mousehole[1] & about 8 miles to Land's End. Its really delightful & I love it. I rang Dad last night. He's in good health & spirits, so I am staying here till Saturday 21st, then home. Hope there's a letter from you & Judy. You don't know how we watch for the post man every day. I hope all is well with you my love. Harold's wife Judy is a sweet little person & I feel I have another daughter. We get on very well together & Harold is good fun too. They are most kind & have gone to a great deal of trouble. I've had the best holiday in years. They make me feel loved & "wanted." I think you understand, though not fussy. All for now my darling. Take care.

Loving you

Mother    X X X X X

Any news of Judy?



  1. Prounounced "mouzl."