Hugh S. Calverley - A Man at War...
From Devonshire to Essex
WWI Scrapbook - Hugh Salvin Calverley
WWI Scrapbook - Hugh Salvin Calverley Details
Letter – I am mailing : Seale – May 20, 1915
Torquay Hospital, Torquay, Devonshire


Dear Hugh

I am mailing to you maps etc. which you left here by separate post. I am keeping your time table as it is a Torquay one. The glass will have to be sent by separate post. Your grandmother sent me a Land and Water magazine. Was it meant for you? I got the Illustrated News. Many thanks. In the map you will find proofs of pictures taken while here. I don’t know what you think of them. They are the dizziest dopiest looking things that I have seen for a long time. Let me know by return the numbers you wish. There is another red envelope to return them in. I am mailing today those souvenirs to the mater. Be good. I do hope you reached home safe and in good time. Oh, say Miss Gregory, or is it MacGregor called and asked me out to tea for Sunday. She says that she is very sorry to have missed you.

Yours Seale

Post Card – Exeter Cathedral Font in Nave

The font top is really much nicer than it looks. It is dark brown with light brown inlaid figures, all shiny, with a bird on top.



Letter – I enclose a letter – May 22, 1915
12th Essex, Colchester


Dear Mum

I enclose a letter from Grenville Bryant, who was missing the other day, a photo of Hugo, who is now fit again. He did have a time of it. He told me all about his share in the two days fight as we looked over Tor Bay, the most beautiful place possible, all about shells and bayonets and what not, while all the time the bees buzzed and the robins came for crumbs. I wrote down what I could remember when I came home and will send it to you

Yours Hugh

I enclose a diary of the first month or so with the Essex ,and a photo of a tumulus on the plains. Seale was awfully nice. I spent the day with him at Torquay and returned . . . page missing

WWI Scrapbook - Hugh Salvin Calverley
WWI Scrapbook - Hugh Salvin Calverley Details
WWI Scrapbook - Hugh Salvin Calverley
WWI Scrapbook - Hugh Salvin Calverley Details
Post Card – The Choir, Exeter Cathdral

Lovely Roof. The Bishop’s throne is on the right. The screens are lovely oak with little figures on them.



Post Card – Exeter Cathedral St. James Chapel

All the altars have been moved out of the chapels except the Lady C. they look most bare and barren. The bishops have been repainted.



Post Card – Exeter Cathedral Choir Screen

Do you just see the rood screen through the chinks in the screens? Haven’t the arches got ragged edges. The organ is just above. It shuts off the arches from the end of the cathedral so you can’t see them.

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