Colonel Hudson was a neighbour of the Ransomes at Low Ludderburn. In January 1933 AR heard Colonel Hudson’s views on Antarctic and Polar exploration for Winter Holiday. Colonel Hudson wanted the children to quarrel, and to get stuck in the snow with wet matches. He liked the snow idea, and AR said he is a "kindly, eager soul" (CFT pp 60,61).

Peggy and Joan Hudson, the Hudson daughters, posed for photos used for drawings for Peter Duck (the "Hollywoods") with the Kelsall boys, Dick and Desmond. They had long plaits like Dorothea, but Christina Hardyment said they were both too young to be the Amazons (Blacketts) (CFT plates 28-30).

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