Letters to Enid 12: From volume 1 issue 21

Previous letters pages can be found here.

Letters page from Volume 1, issue 21. December 23 1963 – January 5 1954



 1. A letter from Ann Coutts, St. Bride’s Nr. Onick, by Fort William, Scotland.
Dear Enid Blyton,
I have a cat called Ginger. We both earn sixpence every week. Ginger earns his sixpence by catching mice, and I earn mine doing odd jobs about the house. I enclose a shilling for the Sunbeam Society from us both. Isn’t it nice to think that animals as well a human beings can help Blind Children?
Love from
Ann Coutts

(It’s nice to think that the two of you are so generous, Ann!)

2. A letter from Barbara Anthony, R.A.S.C., H.Q. M.E.L.F.6, Benghazi.
Dear Enid Blyton,
I have a tortoise called Timmy. The other day he was invited to a party at my friend Norma’s house. She has three tortoises and their names are Jigs, Spot and Joey. It was Joey’s birthday, so it was his party. Norma made a cake out of a cucumber, and they had lots of other things they like. I must close now.
Yours sincerely,
Barbara Anthony.

(I would have loved to see the tortoise party, Barbara!)

3. A letter from Wendy Pickett, 3 Canon Square, Melksham, Wilts.
Dear Enid Blyton,
I am a member of the Sunbeams, and as it is near Christmas I want to make a blind girl happy by giving her my doll which I was lucky enough to win a little while ago. I would like a little girls with either the name of Wendy of Elizabeth to have it as those are my names. Wishing you a happy Christmas from
Wendy Pickett.

(A very kind thought, Wendy. Thank you very much!)


More letters from girls this issue, but it’s good to see a letter from Scotland, possibly the first one? Though I wonder what Ginger normally spends his sixpence on!

Barbara’s address almost looks as if it’s written in code but I have deduced that it stands for Royal Army Service Corps Head Quarters, Middle East Land Forces. Can’t say I would like a cucumber for a cake, but it sounds perfect for tortoises. I must admit I had a laugh at the abrupt “I must close now.”

I wonder who got Wendy’s doll in the end, if there was a Wendy or Elizabeth there to receive it.

(Unfortunately my copy of this magazine is missing its front cover, and that is the only image I could find online).

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