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1957 April Postmark Roma Mrs. E. E. G. Craig, Claremont House, Londonderry, N. Ireland - Sunday, We climbed to the top of the tower, it really was quite alarming, rather higher than Blarney Castle. I hope you are well, this is a most interesting town though very tiring. Love John
1957 22nd April Postmark Brennero Mrs. E. E. G. Craig, Claremont House, Londonderry, N. Ireland - Sunday, We spent last night in this mountain town. Very pleasant with high mountains tree? covered with snow at the top. The air is wonderful clear & fresh & a warm sun. Monday Zurich, Tuesday Brussels, Wednesday London. Thanks for letter. Love John
1957 23rd May Postmark Geneva Mrs. Craig, Claremont House, Londonderry, N. Ireland - Wednesday, We have had a wonderful day at Montreux? left by boat this morning at 8.45. Got back ? at 9.20. We have had driver and come to our room. The scenery is really lovely & from the lake one has a far better view. It was a lovely warm day ? who away twelve hours. Hope you are all well, much love & best wishes for the 25? Rita
1958 13th February Postmark London D. Graham Craig, Esq., Claremont House, Londonderry, N. Ireland - Thank you so much for your letter which I have just received, very nice of you to write. We had a wonderful day on Tuesday and everything went off well. Everyone has been so kind to us, last night we went to a very nice cocktail party at John's & Vera's & then to dinner with the Daley's, today I am going to see my dental surgeon & K. goes back to Scotland tonight. I'm staying in Cheam? I hope till Tuesday with the Cowan's, very much love to you all. Will write soon. Rita
195? 22nd July Postmark Essex D. Graham Craig, Esq., A1 Standard Hotel, Dublin, Eire - Thanks so much for your card sent from the West of Ireland. Hope you enjoyed the trip. I am waiting for Kenneth? now at his Club, we are going to have dinner before we go back. Lovely day today, do hope it is the same with you & that you have a nice holiday. Love Rita
D. G. Craig, Esq., B.A., Claremont, Northland Road, Londonderry - The scenery round here is beautiful. We take short drives in afternoon. The weather has been ideal for Mary to sit out and get stronger. We often mention you and hope you are getting out Monday. You folk should come here. Its a marvellous hotel. Mervyn
1958 11th February Postmark London - Mrs. Craig, Claremont House,
Londonderry, N. Ireland - At Reubens Hotel, Buckingham Palace Road, London,
Monday, Arrived here this morning, good journey, train only an hour & half
late, lovely mild morning here, I have been looking at the shops & got
gloves for tomorrow. Kenneth is lunching with a friends at the Savoy Hotel.
It was a dreadful in Edinburgh yesterday & ? on Saturday too. I do hope the
snow had gone from Derry. It was awful, I know you hate it. I expect you
will be thinking of us tomorrow going to the Palace. Much love, Rita
1956 27th September Postmark Baile Atha Cliath - D. C. G. Craig, Esq., B.A., Claremont, Londonderry - Hope you like this P.C. They had none of Dublin. We have been to see the ? and had tea in a nice house coming back. Lovely day, great trouble parking car, much love Morris?
1957 May Postmark Geneve, Gare Cornavin - Miss A. W. Craig, B.A., Claremont House, Londonderry, N. Ireland - I am going out presently to the meeting. K is to speak this afternoon & do a T.V. programme, he is now busy working on what he will say. I ? round the shops today, nothing very exciting, having some awkward moments with the language up to the moment too ? to sit though I did have coffee ? this morning but only sat a quarter of an hour. Love R.
1958 23rd July Postmark Baile Atha Cliath - D. C. G. Craig, Esq., B.A., Claremont, Londonderry - you remember this place, hope you feel better, much love, Mums?
1958 17th July Postmark illegible Stamp Eire - D.C.? G. Craig, Esq., B.A., Claremont, Northland Road, Londonderry - Do hope you feel very much better. We are spending a few days on the sea coast of Sligo. Thankful we are that the weather is reasonably good & do get out on the sea. Love from R.? 3 or & ? J.
1958 25th July Postmark Baile Atha Cliath - D. C. G. Craig, Esq., B.A., Claremont, Londonderry - You remember we three have some years ago. We are having lunch here in the Gresham. Its bright & pleasant. Much love Mother
1958 13th February Postmark London Miss A. Craig, Claremont House, Northland Road, Londonderry, N. Ireland - This I feel was printed with you in mind! Hope all goes well with you and that the Fakewell? work progresses. We are enjoying London but it is ? overpowering to this country bumpkin! Love Dympna
1958 18th August Postmark Cheltenham - D. Graham Craig, Esq., Claremont
House, Londonderry, N. Ireland - We are enjoying the rest & holiday but the
weather is none too good & ? no sun. How are you. Had a long letter from
Davy? giving me a lot of news. I wish you felt better. I am hoping to try &
play a bit of golf this morning though I think ? going to rain, very dark &
cloudy. Take care of yourself. Much love. Rita
1958 8th May Postmark Edinburgh Mrs. Craig, Claremont House, Londonderry, N. Ireland - We had coffee here on the way back from Eastbourne, thought you would like to see the other Londonderry, a very small place near Catterick not quite up to your Londonderry. I hope to see you soon, probably week after next, it will be grand. I hope there won't be a Railway Strike. Have been very busy this week, Russian Professor dining with us tomorrow night, Love to you all. Rita
1959 22nd June Postmark Portrush - Mrs. E. E. G. Craig, Claremont House, Northland Road, Londonderry - We are enjoying ourselves here. Lilian & Rosemary went to morning church & I went in the evening with Len Heaney & Martin Smith Raffrey. They & their wives & Karis Heaney joined us afterwards for supper. We plan to go to see you on Thursday about 4 o'c if that day would suit you. We feel one day travelling so far might be enough for us. We have contacted the Drumcorr? folk regarding this & will get them first. It was nice to see you on Thurs. Thanks for invitation ? Love Cecil
1959 1st May Postmark Harrogate, Yorkshire - D. G. Craig, Esq., Claremont House, Londonderry, N. Ireland - It has been a poor week with regards to weather. You would love the flowers in the valley gardens. We have managed a short walk here twice. I am off now to get ready for the dinner tonight. Hope to go home tomorrow. Love Rita
1959 23rd June Postmark Cirencester - Miss Annette Craig, Claremont, Northland Road, Londonderry, N.I. - We have had a wonderful holiday. The car makes all the difference in seeing the country. There are some beautiful places in the Cotswold Country. Love ? ever J.
1958 14th August Postmark Cheltenham - Mrs. Craig, Claremont House, Londonderry, N. Ireland - The weather is awful apart from one fine day, wet all the time. How are you all at Claremont? I hope all goes well. We have not managed to play any golf yet, go into Cheltenham in the morning & have a quiet day. When does A return or is she back? Oh for some dry weather. Much love to all Rita
195? 10th October Postmark Warwickshire - Mrs. E. E. G. Craig, Claremont House, Londonderry, N. Ireland - I had lunch here with Norman but not on terrace because it is pouring, the first rain here for months. I have been seeing Stratford & finally it got so wet I had to purchase a raincoat. I had a good journey over. I would rather have come in the holidays but was glad I came anyhow. Love J.
1959 23rd June Postmark Wells, Somerset - Mrs. Craig, Claremont, Northland
Road, Londonderry, N.I. - We have had wonderful weather over here. We have
been to Cheddar Caves, Wells Cathedral & are on our way to Bath. The car
makes all the difference in getting around. Love & good wishes, yours ever.
J. & R.
1959 26th June Postmark Campbeltown, Argyll - D. Graham Craig, Esq., Claremont House, Londonderry, N. Ireland - We hope to leave ? tomorrow, we have had a lovely holiday. Weather has been bad yesterday & today. I expect you will soon be finishing school & looking forward to a nice break. I am going in to Campbeltown presently. Much love to all. Rita
1959 30th April Postmark Harrogate, Yorkshire - Mrs. Craig, Claremont House, Londonderry, N. Ireland - I am sitting in the Hall waiting for Kenneths session to start, he will be glad when it is over. The weather is awful & Harrogate does not look its best. Its fun to be here though and we have had a lot on hand since we arrived. Do hope you are all well. Much love to all. Rita
1958 13th August Postmark Corcaigh - Mrs. E. E. G. Craig, Claremont House, Londonderry, N. Ireland - You will remember the time we spent here. We passed our hotel yesterday on the way in. We had quite a pleasant drive from Nans? yesterday. The car went quite well but this morning difficult to start. Hope you are well. Love John
1959 19th August Postmark Cloch Liath - D. C. Graham Craig, B.A., Claremont House, Northland Road, Londonderry - Have had a lovely holiday here & are just leaving now for home. Weather has been very good & the children have enjoyed the sea & sand. Hope you are all well, Affectionately ?
1959 27th May Postmark Newcastle - Mrs. E. E. G. Craig, Claremont, Northland Road, Londonderry - One is often blamed for not writing when away. The time passes with one doing so many things that alas it is Wednesday ?. A hectic departure yesterday, lunch Belfast & here via Bangor about 120 miles. It was very hot motoring. Hope to go by Warrenpoint to-day & do the show to-morrow. This hotel is greatly smartened up since we were last here. The view of the mountain skyline is marvellous Love ?
1954 28th August Postmark Cillairne? - Mrs. E. E. G. Craig, Claremont House, Northland Road, Londonderry, N.I. - We had some sandwiches here for lunch & came back later & had an excellent tea. The road was very winding. Car was overhauled this morning, dirty plugs & carburettor. It was going nicely this afternoon. Lovely old church here. Beautiful day, Love Annette
1958 16th August Postmark Moine? Bheag - Miss A. W. Craig, Claremont House,
Londonderry - I have no car at the moment & know how lost you felt without
it. I hope to be back on Wednesday. It is very far to travel for cricket but
it has been good fun so far. John
1958 2nd May Postmark Eastbourne, Sussex - D. Graham Craig, Esq., Claremont House, Londonderry, N. Ireland - The weather has been perfect all week, we have been busy but managed to get out a bit. We hope to leave here tomorrow. I expect the garden at Claremont is looking lovely. with love Rita
1958 22nd July Postmark Cliath? - Miss A. W. Craig, B.A., Claremont, Northland Road, Londonderry - We booked into Bundora? this afternoon & hope to turn home by the end of the week. The weather has been fairly good & we enjoyed the break. B. is very trippery? & noisy. Love from R. & ?
1954 6th September Postmark Portrush - Mrs. Craig, Claremont, Northland Road, Londonderry - Today is beautiful but alas M. went home this morning. Great crowds on Saturday for the fireworks. Hope you are all well. Love Mary
195? 19th July Postmark London - Mrs. Craig, Claremont House, Londonderry, N. Ireland - Artillery Mansions Hotel, 75 Victoria Street, London. We managed to get in here. London is pushed & Neill had great difficulty getting us a room. We came down on sleepers last night. The train was very bumpy, I don't think we slept much. Do hope you have good weather for your holiday. You may not get this before you leave. Very much love Rita
1953 Postmark Norfolk - Mrs. Craig, Claremont House, Londonderry, N. Ireland - This is where we are staying & it is very pleasant. It was lovely today. Do hope you feel all right now & that you will soon be going away. Have ? ? settled their holiday. Hope the weather is good with you. All my love Rita
1953 Postmark Norwich - J. L. Mc.? C. Craig, Esq., Claremont House, Londonderry, N. Ireland - Thank you so much for your letter which I will answer sometime. The less I have to do the lazier I get. Cromer is 7 miles from Mundesley where we are staying, weather has been perfect since we arrived. I feel quite burnt up tonight. Are you coming to England? Love Rita
1959 11th October Postmark Llandudno - Mrs. E. E. G. Craig, Claremont,
Northland Road, Londonderry - Good crossing, motored here slowly leaving
Liverpool 8.30. Had coffee at St. Asaph? Not many in hotel. Lockyer's? is
closed. We took a walk through into town and many agreed the shops are very
fine. I fear the theatres are over. We had terrible trouble getting the car
to the right dock. We were told it would go Cargo. When we got to the cargo
dock they sent us to the passenger berth. Back & forward like shuttle-cocks.
With love later Mervyn.
1958 18th August Postmark Cheltenham - J. L. Mc. C. Craig, Esq., Claremont House, Londonderry, N. Ireland - At Rossley Manor Country Club - Thank you so much for your letter. I was so glad to hear from you. We are enjoying the change & rest here very much but weather is not too good, we have had several dry days but no sun. Cheltenham looks nice but we have not seen many familiar faces. I am going to try & play golf today at least I may hit the ball a few times, who knows. Much love, Rita
1959 1st May Postmark Harrogate, Yorkshire - Mrs. Craig, Claremont House, Londonderry, N. Ireland - We hope to leaving here tomorrow. It has been a pleasant week but rather exhausting. Yesterday was a lovely day, we managed a short walk in the Valley Gardens. Much love, Rita
Visited here with Mother & John, 24th July 1959
1957 5th September Postmark Orkney - Mrs. Craig, Claremont House, Londonderry, N. Ireland - We are staying tonight at he Hotel on left of picture, arrived by air from Aberdeen this morning, it is a lovely day. The party have gone to look at Hospitals & I am looking at the Cathedral & shops. Very sorry I can't make it next week but hope to try & come over to see you in October if you will let me know when A. goes on holiday. Very much love Rita
Postmark Londonderry - Mrs. E. E. G. Craig, Claremont House, Northland Road, Londonderry - Lilian & I are out for a wee walk & thought you mightn't know that we intend leaving on Friday afternoon. I have a wedding on Saturday. We are enjoying the holiday! So if you get this in time we will be glad to see you before we leave if that is possible with you. I have breakfast in the Town Hall with x on it tomorrow & invited Stephen Richardson. Love to all at home, yours ever Cecil
1959 11th April Postmark Portrush - Mrs. E. E. G. Craig, Claremont, Londonderry - Sorry you are not here, the weather is very pleasant though not very warm. I have just been round to Toners? for paper. Hope you are getting all right. Will see you Monday. D.C.G.C.
1959 12th June Postmark Newcastle - Mrs. E. E. G. Craig, Claremont House, Londonderry - Thanks for all your very nice letters, glad to have all your news. I was wondering how your wrist is, you never mention it. I enjoyed the fruit & the sandwiches. Annette