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Mary Hotblack and Alan ‘Balmy’ Morton : love letters from the Front
At the outbreak of war in 1914, 20 year old Miss Iris Mary Hotblack was at home with her family. They lived in a large, Edwardian, detached, seven room house called The Boltons, on King Henry’s Road, Lewes in Sussex. Mary had been sent away to school in Cheltenham so was used to living away from home and writing letters to stay in touch. She wro…