The following letter from the British Isles will be of interest to many in this district as the writer worked for various fruit farmers hereabouts for several seasons and was for a long time an employee of the Hotel Grimsby.
B87893, No. 2 Pioneer Co'y, Canadian Army Overseas, 28th Oct., 1943.
The Independent, Dear Sir,
I received through Mrs. Jose a copy of your paper, the first for nearly a year and I was delighted to get it. Here's some news for you. I shall be married on Dec. 18th to Miss Ethel Henshaw at Shoreditch Parish Church, Shoreditch, London, England.
I had some Grimsby mail during the week and was glad to get it. I went to Scotland on my last leave and had a conducted bus tour through Loch Lomond. Here's an incident of Scotch generosity: passing through a shopping thoroughfare I stopped with a friend of mine to look at a butcher shop window. The butcher beckoned me to go in and this I did. He had in his hand a piece of brown paper, wrapped up 1 1/2 lb. of sausages and said take these home for your supper, and what sausages. A few weeks ago I went on an educational tour through Windsor Castle. I also went to Guy Bernardo's wedding. I think he sent the account on to you. Well, this is all the news so with best regards to you all in Grimsby and hope all have a good Christmas.
I remain, Yours sincerely, Pte. W.E. Farrow