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May 1st 1919 - Letter from Mela Brown Constable to her fiancé, Major Cyril E Sladden

1st May 1919
Correspondence From
Mela Brown Constable, Riverwoods House, Marlow-on-Thames
Correspondence To
Major Cyril E Sladden, 13 Bath Road, Bedford Park W4
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Riverwoods House


My own dear Cyril

Bar called for the post this afternoon and brought me your postcard.

Miss T’s charge is excessive in comparison with the rest of the rent but it is quite true that the rent for the house is low and so dear, I think if you feel we can run to it, it would be very nice to have the extra room.

Bar also brought me a small parcel. A lovely brooch from Aunt Martha – and a very uncommon and handsome brooch from Uncle Fred Constable, gold with pearls, and a large ruby in the centre. I shall wear it on my wedding day. Aunt Clemmie and Dora sent me a diamond and gold ring.

Another surprise is a very good bread knife and fork in a case, from Mrs and Miss Wills of Marlow – quite unexpected as I don’t know them well. The tea-set from the Wilds is very pretty and good bone china.

Dr Baker has sent you a grand big box of tools. Everything in it your heart could wish for. We really are a lucky pair!

Hope to see you early tomorrow, Sweetheart.

I’ll try and meet the train if I can but if I don’t turn up it will mean something has prevented me.

Best love and a kiss.
Ever your own

PS - Please bring the bread board from William.

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