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January 19th 1916 - Letter from George Sladden to his mother, Eugénie Sladden

19th January 1916
Correspondence From
George Sladden, 12 Charleville Circus, Sydenham
Correspondence To
Eugénie Sladden, Seward House, Badsey
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Charleville Circus
Sydenham SE


My dear Mother

It isn’t possible for Rosie to get even a day off, so we must be content with a short weekend. If you will have us, we hope to come down on Saturday by the 1.45. Will you see about having a fly ordered to meet us at Evesham, please? Rosie will not have to be on duty till 3 pm on Monday, so we shall be able to stay till that morning.

Am having a great time and find quite enough to fill it up.

Rather remarkable that next Sunday will see all your three “additional” daughters at Badsey together.

How is my god-daughter? I shall be glad to see her again, and I expect (from all the tales I hear) to be hardly able to recognise her.

I am getting over my ordeal of “parade for inspection” before Rosie undergoes hers. Tomorrow I am going to see Mrs Wilkinson. The next evening (perhaps an almost more formidable occasion) I have to present myself before the searching eye of my brother-in-law to be. If he were ten years older I should take the matter very easily; but Human Boy, aetat 13, is a very merciless critic! He is, by the way, still doing well.

Till next Saturday.

Love to all from

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