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November 7th 1915 - Letter from Jack Sladden to his mother, Eugénie Sladden

7th November 1915
Correspondence From
Jack Sladden, 12 Charleville Circus, Sydenham
Correspondence To
Eugénie Sladden, Seward House, Badsey
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Text of Letter

12 Charleville Circus
Sydenham SE

Nov 7th 1915

My dear Mother

As it keeps fine I have decided to take my cycle to Hampshire. Will you have it sent to Basingstoke parcels’ office where I will call for it? I am going to the office tomorrow, and want a day or two here before starting, so I shall not start till Wednesday at the earliest. My leave extends to the end of next week, so I think that after visiting Salisbury I will wend my way northwards and put in two or three days at home.

Marian Sladden is spending the weekend here, our first visitor I think since you stayed with us. We have been making up a parcel for Cyril. I hope he will get it all right, but do not feel over confident about it, as so many parcels to the Dardanelles seem to go astray. We have packed the things in a biscuit canister, and sent things likely to keep some time, so that it does not matter if it takes some time to reach him. Kathleen does not feel like writing today, but will write in a day or two.

With love to all.

I remain
Your affectionate son
John D Sladden

PS – We are enjoying the pears and the Blenheim apples, which are now in good condition.

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