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December 6th 1898 - Letter from Julius Sladden to his daughter, Ethel Sladden

6th December 1898
Correspondence From
Julius Sladden, Seward House, Badsey
Correspondence To
Ethel Sladden
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Dec 6/98

My Dearest Ethel,

We have been wondering how the play went off this afternoon, it has been pouring with rain here ever since about middle day but I hope you have had it drier at Windsor.  I do not think you need disturb yourself much about the exams you seem to have done pretty well in the weekly ones and there is no reason why you should not in these.  Mother will send your letter on to Arthur this evening, they won their match against Llandovery, the first time since 1894, by 1 goal & 2 tries to 1 goal, it was an exciting game as Llandovery led at half time, of course Dip was highly delighted and the whole school are to have a supper this term in honour of the occasion.  

Baby is so bright and tries to say things now, this evening she was sitting on  my knee and heard Prince bark and then said bow-wow quite plainly.  We will send you a cutting from the paper about the Queen’s visit to Netley hospital.  

I am glad you had a fine day for your outing on Saturday Mrs Knapp & Miss Pollard are certainly very kind to you.  I will enclose 2/- to pay for the tickets you sent them.  

The little chicks are doing well we keep them in a run under the shed. The man has broken up all of those stones and is beginning to spread them, that yard will look quite respectable when done.  I am going to Pandy on Thursday and shall take two of those cockerels for Miss Watkins @ 3/- each.  May is just advertising for a dark Dorking cock and to sell the other one and the ducks.  May’s pupils are to commence their holidays on the day you come home which will be very convenient.  

Our photographs are not yet to hand I begin to wonder if they will send them before Xmas, I think I shall have to stir them up.  Cyril was highly delighted last week to go up to the brewery and (in a large pinafore fortunately) to go round the boiler flues which had just been swept, you can imagine the state of the garment afterwards.  

Georgie comes home on 23rd  we have not yet had his Sunday letter!  Jack seems comfortable and is getting into his work. 

Love to you both 
your affectionate Father

Julius Sladden 

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