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June 11th 1914 - Letter from Jack Sladden to his mother, Eugénie Sladden

11th June 1914
Correspondence From
Jack Sladden, 12 Charleville Circus, Sydenham
Correspondence To
Eugénie Sladden, c/o Mrs Fellows, Eynsford, Upperton Road, Eastbourne
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Text of Letter

12 Charleville Circus

June 11th 1914

My dear Mother

I was glad to get your letter from Eastbourne a few days ago. I suppose Father arrived this afternoon. Aunt Lizzie will have had quite a succession of visitors while you were staying with her.

I spent Whit Monday morning in the garden, and got the lawn mower into good cutting order and made the lawn look quite respectable. In the afternoon I went down to the tennis club where there was a big muster. There are a good number of new members this year, mostly ladies, and five courts which we now possess is none too many. The club had a match on last Saturday against Forest Hill and won. Kathleen and Cyril and I cycled to Box Hill on Whit Tuesday. We started in the morning, took some lunch and got back by tea, stopping at Epsom on the way back for an early preliminary tea. It was a fine day and very nice across the Downs. I have fixed up my holidays for the three weeks starting on 10th August. I expect some of the family will be down at Newport by then and I expect it will fit in best if I go straight there from London. Given tolerably good weather I think we shall find it quite enjoyable. I went up to Arthur’s for supper on Sunday. They had one or two more wedding presents to show. Both Arthur and Mary were very cheerful and had a lot to say about their excursions in Cornwall.

I hope to see you when you are staying at the flat.

With love I remain
Your affectionate son
John D Sladden

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Envelope containing 1 double sheet of notepaper
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