WWII love letters are discovered under floor boards of the Esplanade Hotel in Scarborough

A number of these wartime notes have been discovered under the floorboards of the Esplanade Hotel in Scarborough while the location undergoes renovations. The names of the couples are unknown, but the woman signed on letter with ¿Yours For Ever, M

It’s the 1940s, the world is at war, cities are falling and soldiers are dying, but in the midst of the madness two sweethearts find comfort in each other by sending love letters.

A number of these wartime notes have been discovered under the floorboards of the Esplanade Hotel in Scarborough in the UK while the location undergoes renovations.

The names of the couples are unknown, but the woman signed on letter with ‘Yours For Ever, M.’

The collection was found under the floor of a small utility room, along with other WWII items including ticket stubs, cigarette packets and chocolate wrappers.

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A number of these wartime notes have been discovered under the floorboards of the Esplanade Hotel in Scarborough while the location undergoes renovations. The names of the couples are unknown, but the woman signed on letter with ¿Yours For Ever, M'

A number of these wartime notes have been discovered under the floorboards of the Esplanade Hotel in Scarborough while the location undergoes renovations. The names of the couples are unknown, but the woman signed on letter with ‘Yours For Ever, M’

The letters and items were discovered by workers at the hotel last week, who turned over the treasures to the Scarborough Archaeological and Historical Society.

Scarborough Archaeological and Historical Society say the letters were written between 1941 and 1944, BBC reports.

However, it is not a surprise that such letters were found in the hotel, as it was accommodated soldiers during this time who were either still in training or between postings.

The letters, which are all from the woman, start with ‘My Darling’ and tell stories of her life without her male companion.

The collection was found under the floor of a small utility room, along with other WWII items including ticket stubs, cigarette packets and chocolate wrappers

The collection was found under the floor of a small utility room, along with other WWII items including ticket stubs, cigarette packets and chocolate wrappers

The letters, which are all from the woman, start with 'My Darling' and tell stories of her life without her male companion. The only clue that may reveal who the couple is the return address in the top right-hand corner: 50 Dellburn Street in Motherwell, Lanarkshire.

The letters, which are all from the woman, start with ‘My Darling’ and tell stories of her life without her male companion. The only clue that may reveal who the couple is the return address in the top right-hand corner: 50 Dellburn Street in Motherwell, Lanarkshire.

One letter ‘M’ tells him that he has an abscess gum and another is about her seeing the film ‘Star-Spangled Rhythm’ with friends, but the all show a sense of longing for her absent beau.

‘I am glad to hear that you are enjoying yourself darling and I will try to do the same although without you now life is not the same for me,’ ‘M’ wrote in one of the letters.

‘You are always in my thoughts night and day.’

‘Wherever you may go my darling don’t forget that I love you more than anything else on earth.’

It is not a surprise that such letters were found in the hotel, as it was accommodated soldiers during this time who were either still in training or between postings.

It is not a surprise that such letters were found in the hotel, as it was accommodated soldiers during this time who were either still in training or between postings.

Marie Woods, from the society, said the only clue that may reveal who the couple is the return address in the top right-hand corner: 50 Dellburn Street in Motherwell, Lanarkshire.

Woods told BBC that she hopes this will be enough to put the ‘pieces of the jigsaw together.’

‘When I first started going through the material and realized exactly what it contained I thought ‘Oh my life these are stories about real people’. It’s a real treasure trove find,’ she continued.

Along with the letters were items that appear to have been discarded by soldiers staying at the hotel some 75 years ago.

There is a Wild Woodbine cigarette pack, a Vaseline tin and RownTree's chocolate wrapper

There is a Wild Woodbine cigarette pack, a Vaseline tin and RownTree’s chocolate wrapper

The letters and items were discovered by workers at the hotel last week, who turned over the treasures to the Scarborough Archaeological and Historical Society

The letters and items were discovered by workers at the hotel last week, who turned over the treasures to the Scarborough Archaeological and Historical Society

There is a Wild Woodbine cigarette pack, a Vaseline tin and RownTree’s chocolate wrappers.

The seaside town of Scarborough was bombarded during WWII  with its fishing fleet feeling the effects of war first.

However, on March 18, 1941 more than 1,300 buildings were damaged or destroyed during what is known as the Scarborough Blitz.

This was the towns worst airstrike during WWII, which involved 98 German planes dropping bombs attached to parachutes over the town in the evening hours.

According to the Scarborough Maritime Heritage Center, 28 civilians and military personal were killed and hundreds were left injured following the attack. 

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