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January 8th 1918 - Letter from Cyril Sladden to his father, Julius Sladden

8th January 1918
Correspondence From
Cyril Sladden
Correspondence To
Julius Sladden, Seward House, Badsey
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Text of Letter

Jan 8th 1918


My dear Father


My letter writing for this week has been almost prevented by two disastrous floods on Friday and Sunday evenings, topped up by a wet day yesterday.


I have been lucky enough to sustain no damage to myself or belongings, but lots of people have had a rotten time. A fine sunny drying day is enabling us to recover rapidly today, but there is no time for writing as I have to send off to post in a very short time.


The long expected mails came at last on Jan 1st, 2nd and 3rd. I had yours and May’s of Oct 29th, one from Kath 31st, from Jack and Aunt Lottie Oct 18th. The latest letter I have had is from Mela, Nov 7th.


For all these many letters I was most thankful; but for the dreadful weather I should have made a better show of answering some of them. I hope there will be nothing to interfere with doing so next week. My messenger is waiting now to take this letter to post, so I must close.


With best love from


Your affectionate son

Cyril E Sladden

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Envelope containing 1 double sheet of notepaper
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Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service
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