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August 4th 1906 - Letter from Julius Sladden to his daughter, Ethel Sladden

4th August 1906
Correspondence From
Julius Sladden, Seward House, Badsey
Correspondence To
Ethel Sladden, c/o Captain Sladden, Petone, Upper Deal, Kent
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Seward House

Aug 4/06

My dear Ethel,

We were glad to have news of you to-day and I will write this evening as you will be expecting a letter.  

I arrived home on Wednesday evening soon after 9 o’clock having left Jack at Heysham, we had another good ride of 36 miles on the Tuesday and made our call at Ramsey and had lunch there with the Vicarage people, they were most affable, we had a lovely ride that day but some of it very up-hill which gave us much walking, we got to the top of Snaefell over 2000 feet.  On Monday we called and saw the Stanleys at Onchan near Douglas and they seemed very pleased to see us, we had tea there and a good chat, Mr Stanley thought we had done a lot in our short time and picked out the best routes, altogether we were fortunate in our weather and had a very pleasant time.  

We heard from Jack by p.c. from Ambleside and he had met his friend all right and to-day another p.c. came from Keswick where they were staying till Monday, they had experienced fairly good weather so far but got one wetting.

Mother and Kathleen went to tea at the Orchards to-day where they met Mrs Ashwin and Kathleen and Rose Haynes, they also went to the Evesham Vicarage Garden Party on Thursday and rather enjoyed it, I understand the male visitors were clerics to a man!

I had a cheerful post card from Judy to-day I can quite imagine she enjoyed the paddling, she has also written quite a nice little letter to Mother.

We have had rather stormy weather here since I came back but no prolonged rain.  The apples are growing fast and those “Early Margarets” in the back orchard are getting quite fit to eat, I think Cyril pays the tree frequent visits while feeding the poultry!  They still get an average of 6 or 7 eggs daily. The deaf woman will undertake the washing so we shall get rid of the Brat – thank goodness.

Mother and Kath went to the Mustoe wedding on Wednesday it seems to have been quite a pretty little function, Mr Bartlett officiated and seems to have been very nice with them at the feast afterwards.

Aunt Lizzie Fellows is coming to stay from 13th to 17th.  I am glad Uncle seems well our love to him and Aunt Lizzie and with the same to yourself

I remain 
your affectionate Father

Julius Sladden  

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