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Letters from 1941


Wrote and posted letters from 1941 to present day residents of Clydach Street. Hopefully we'll get some replies!


The letter reads:


Dear Clydach Street 2020,

It's been an unforgettable few months, being one of the worst hit street in the 1941 Blitz on Cardiff. How have the past few months been for you? Apparently you don't have Air Raids in the future, but you're facing your own challenges with something called 'Lockdown'. What's that like? We're keeping ourselves entertained and keeping spirits up, listening to the wireless - think you call it a 'radio'. Little Ray Shaw reckoned he heard you don't get Telegrams anymore. Mind you, he's known to tell a tall tale - Mrs Shaw hid a ration of chocolate on top of the wardrobe and he got his little hands on it. "I haven't ate the chocolate!" he said- All over his chops it was! Are there really no Telegrams in the future? You'd know better than little Ray Shaw. Thinking of questions, maybe you've got some of your own. What would you want to know? Mrs Summerhayes had a falling out with the Vicar, but don't suppose you'd be interested in little things like that. Come to think of it, maybe you would. It's the small things that get us through. With what you're going through ut sounds like we might have a lot in common. Maybe you could write back and let us know what the future holds. We've included an envelope so you can write to us in 1941. We look forward to hearing your stories from 2020 and reading about the small things that have got you through your own time of adversity. Don't forget to include your address if you want us to write back.

It would be great to hear from you,

Clydach Street, 1941.



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