WWI centenary: Wartime letter no longer lost in translation

LOVE LETTERS? The letter between Leopold and Aimee takes pride of place in Daphne Simmonds collection. (d552a422)

LOVE LETTERS? The letter between Leopold and Aimee takes pride of place in Daphne Simmonds collection. (d552a422)

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A 96-year-old wartime love story may well have been uncovered – in an attic.

Daphne Symonds owns what must be one of Mirfield’s most impressive collections of rare stamps, and lists hundreds from places as diverse as St Helena, Palestine and Mesapotamia.

But it wasn’t until she read some of the letters to which the stamps were attached that she found a most intriguing story.

 

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