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A collection of letters home from Bill Parker

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Bill Parker attended Kingham Hill School, along with his two brothers, for 10 years between 1933 and 1943. You can also read his recollections of life in Stratford House.

Below is a sample of the many 'Air Mail' Letter Cards I sent to my parents during my time in the Royal Navy in WW2. The one dated 21/12/43 was the first news I received of my brother Arthur's death a month or so earlier. No emails in those days. Arthur was at KHS with me, and my younger brother Sam, from 1933 to 1945. He worked in the carpenters' shop and in Stratford House with me up to the time he left. He left the Hill to train at a Theological College in Birkenhead and was killed in a bicycle accident in 1943.I have quite a task sorting through all the letters. Unfortunately not many pictures as cameras were strictly forbidden. As I mentioned previously I will get there. Cheers!! Wiggy.

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