Document 406

Biggam Collection Letter: 13

Author(s): Norman Biggam

Copyright holder(s): Mr William Biggam



Thursday 20th

Dear Aunt Joan,

Here is the clock as promised. I hope you like it and it give goood service. Things are quite quiet at the moment it is the in between time after the holidays and before christmas. Today is lovely weather and I am going out for an hour after closing dinnertime got to make the best of the weather. I certainly enjoyed having you and my niece down we have some good laughs

All for now


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Biggam Collection Letter: 13


Text audience

Adults (18+)
Audience size 1
Writer knew intended audience

Text details

Method of composition Handwritten
Word count 82
General description Letter to Joan Taylor

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Author details

Author id 696
Forenames Norman
Surname Biggam
Gender Male
Decade of birth 1930
Age left school 15
Upbringing/religious beliefs Protestantism
Occupation RAF Sergeant
Place of birth Glasgow
Region of birth Glasgow
Birthplace CSD dialect area Gsw
Country of birth Scotland
Father's occupation Joiner
Mother's occupation Hospital Cleaner
Mother's place of birth Glasgow
Mother's region of birth Glasgow
Mother's birthplace CSD dialect area Gsw
Mother's country of birth Scotland


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English Yes Yes Yes Yes
Scots Yes No No Yes