Letter re: trip on Zeppelin and move back to Bedford (August 1931)

St Michaels Rd
West Worthing

My dearest Mother,

Thank you for your letter, which I got when I met Marjorie on Saturday afternoon.

I had a most enjoyable trip to Germany. The weather was appalling, but airships can fly when aeroplanes would not dare to leave the ground, and we arrived according to plan at 6.30 on Thurs. morning.

I spent Thursday with the chief engineer of the Zeppelin Co. and on Friday Dr Eckener gave us lunch. There were, besides myself, Meager (1st officer of R100) & his wife – both of whom came at the last minute – Capt. von Schiller, & Dr Erle – six in all. It was all very pleasant and I left Friedrichshafen at 6.45 pm on Friday, arriving in Victoria at about 4 pm – on Saturday. I picked up my car and met M. & P. at Baker St. where they had arrived from Hatch End, and we all went back to Farnboro’. We packed up all our goods and left the Ridgemont for ever on Sunday morning (to-day, that is) arriving here for lunch.

Marjorie & Posh have been bathing this afternoon, & I expect we shall have a happy holiday. We shall return to Bedford about Sept. 4th – address unknown at preset.

M. is bathing P at the moment & I don’t know whether her letter to you will catch the post. If not you may expect it the day after you get this.

I hope you are all well, & look forward to seeing you soon.

Much love from us all to you both,

Your own son


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