Letters to Enid 20: From volume 2 issue 8

It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these, as I admit I’d rather forgotten about them!

Previous letters pages can be found here.

Letters page from Volume 2, issue 8. April 14th-27th 1954



 1. A letter from Lionel Scott, 88 Mather Avenue, Liverpool, 18
Dear Enid Blyton,
My Daddy is a plastic surgeon and lots of his work is putting new skin on badly burnt children. He has 15 boys and girls in hospital just now. I wish you would tell everybody NOT to touch fire-guards, NOT to play with matches, or go near the fire in their night-clothes.
Love from
Lionel Scott

(The best way I can tell them, Lionel, is by printing your fine letter. Thank you very much!)

2. A letter from Jillian Farrington, 31 Downs Road, Enfield, Middlesex.
Dear Enid Blyton,
I enclose £1 for the Sunbeam Society. My mother found it blowing along the street, and took it to the police station. No one claimed it so she gave it to me to send to you.
Yours sincerely,
Jillian Farrington

(What a lovely surprise, Jillian – and how kind you and your mother are!)

3. A letter from Jean Morris, 55 Monkmoor Avenue, Shrewsbury, Salop.
Dear Enid Blyton,
I have a rabbit called Patrick. Together we have earned sixpence, which I enclose for your Sunbeam Society. I helped to get it by running errands for Mummy, and my rabbit helped me by eating the dandelions in the garden for Daddy. With best wishes from Jean Morris (Busy Bee) and a twitch of his whiskers from Patrick the rabbit.

(Thank you, Jean and Patrick, for running errands and eating dandelions. I did like reading your letter!)

A rare letter from a boy this week.

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2 Responses to Letters to Enid 20: From volume 2 issue 8

  1. Younger readers might be puzzled as to how a one pound coin could have been found blowing about in the wind!

    There is nothing in Enid’s books about it, because the children generally only have a few shillings pocket money to spend, but in the 1940s/1950s we still had the one pound note.

    Paper money in the past has included a ten shilling note (lost in 1971 when ten bob was converted to fifty new pence). Before the 1980s, the most common notes were the £1 and £5 notes, as – even in 1980 – £10 was still a large amount of money, and more than an average child would have in their weekly pocket money.


    • fiona says:

      Perhaps less so in Scotland, as although £1 notes are not printed anymore they can still be used and crop up now and again. I’ve just read they were withdrawn in England in 1984, and stopped being legal tender in 1988. In Scotland the most recent style of pound note came out in 1987, and only stopped being printed in 2001.


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