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May 28th 1902 - Letter from Julius Sladden to his daughter, Ethel Sladden

28th May 1902
Correspondence From
Julius Sladden, Ashbourne, 26 Radnor Park Road, Folkestone
Correspondence To
Ethel Sladden
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20 Radnor Park Road

May 28/02

My dear Ethel,

I will write a few lines and send you on the school letters.

The weather keeps fine and fairly warm.

Yesterday we went to Saltwood gardens, the rhododendrons and azaleas are lovely.

I was glad to have May’s letter and to hear that the ping-pong was arranged for.  Aunt Lottie thinks May had better join them at Buxton before June 14th and then she can get back a little before the rose fête.  

Uncle Frank will probably come for a day or two about June 10th or 11th he and I had a nice ride on Monday morning to Margate and Ramsgate altogether I had over 60 miles out of the hired cycle in three days and only had to pay 5/-.

I saw aunt Susan twice and uncle George ditto, they are both fairly well, Grannie is tolerable but very feeble.

I hope you can manage to keep the green fly under, if it keeps dry May must water anything she pricks out, also those chrysanthemums plunged in pots may want one good soaking.  If Cooper has not started on that job send him a post card and also tell him to bring new washers for the water taps.

I had a few lines from Mother this morning, I propose to meet her at Weybridge on Saturday and shall probably get home Monday evening.

One of you might write to Jack and Kathleen this week, we will write to the others, Mother may stay with Kath on Friday night.

All the proposed patrons of the fête have now accepted so when I get back we must go on with other arrangements.

I hope Doris is still getting on, even if but slowly.

How are the poultry faring!  I asked John Poole to get those nettles cut and am not surprised they found a nest of eggs, no doubt they are Dorkings and should do for setting.  I expect the frame wants lots of air and water now, May must not forget her boxes.

Norah is here she is fairly well and walks fair distances.

I hope the free-wheel is behaving itself.

I must enclose a few lines for “Judy”.

With love to you and May
I remain 
your affectionate Father

Julius Sladden

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Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service
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