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A pretty girl’s picture in a national magazine caught the eye of 18 years old Alexander Oduni, who decided to write to her.

13.6.1958 Appledore pen pal

He wrote a letter and addressed it simply to Miss Judith Ashley, Appledore, North Devon, posting it at Cape Coast, Ghana, where is a Government Trade School student.
Some days later it arrived safely at 21 Irsha Street, the home of 18 years old Judy, who is a solicitor’s clerk in Bideford.
“I shall correspond with him” Judy told a Bideford Gazette reporter.
Full Gazette article dated 13 June 1958

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