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ADX/1736: Letter from Fred to Bob

Acc. 4011

Ref: ADX/1736

Reference: [GB 0212] ADX/1736
Date(s): 11 June 1957
Level: Fonds
Extent: 1 item
Scope and Content: Letter from Fred Blight, Eiddwen, Tregaron to a friend 'Bob'
Letter on various subjects. Refers to Queen Elizabeth as "that horse mad young woman", discusses the death of three ex-colleagues, the possible unhealthiness of Tregaron, an anecdote about another acquaintance who died rather than be evicted from his abode at Falcondale, a collection of prints and his own decline and anticipated demise.
This letter appears to be by Frederick M.S. Blight whose death is registered in Carmarthen in the June Quarter of 1963 aged 88 The 1939 Register reveals Mr Blight as a retired Civil Servant and Post Office worker which may explain his anticipated delight in annoying the Head Postmaster at Aberystwyth over the closure of Tregaron P.O. on the day he expected to pick up his pension. In the letter he talks of ‘masterpieces’ but these may all just be framed prints. Blight appears to have devoted his retirement to hobbies and gossip.
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