My dearest Wife,
I must send the boys’ letters on and also enclose a few lines for Fanny.
They are all well here. On Sunday they had a thunderstorm and torrents of rain.
You will be glad to hear Mr Fowler will sing. Our engine driver Attwood has had a sad loss, his wife was confined ten days ago and seemed nearly fit to come down when last Sunday he left her for an hour with friends in the house, these seem to have come downstairs for a short time and on return found her dead in the bed and the baby was suffocated, it appears to have been caused by a clot of blood on the brain.
Will you see what you can do to arrange for George to go to Jack for coronation if a bed can be procured handy at a reasonable cost, I should be sorry for him to have to stay at school with Cyril away. Judy had cleaned my bicycle for me (quite well too) as a surprise for Dada, she sends her love and a kiss to you, the girls send love
Your affectionate Husband
I hear Mr Taylor of Littleton is seriously ill with double pneumonia.