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August 8th 1907 - Letter from Julius Sladden to his wife, Eugénie Sladden

8th August 1907
Correspondence From
Julius Sladden, Seward House, Badsey
Correspondence To
Eugénie Sladden, Hotel du Havre, Caudebec-en-Caux
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Seward House

August 8/07

My dearest Wife,

I will follow up my post card by a letter this evening although it is rather late, having just finished two rubbers of whist, we generally play after supper.

We took some things to Harvington Flower Show yesterday and the sweet peas were easily first, they were a very good lot and I think even better than the “wooden man” here on this occasion his blooms were hardly up to his Badsey mark.

Ethel was rather badly treated by the judges, who, in her classes, were evidently meant for the vegetable department, and her table which was in my opinion (and in many others) clearly first only got highly commended, she was 1st for a lovely vase of roses and 2nd for button-holes, the 1st prize going to a lot about fit for Birmingham trippers on a bank holiday.

To-morrow if fine Maidie is to go with Ethel and Cyril to Malvern which they prefer to Warwick &c the trip intended for them by Aunt L.  I am doubtful if the weather will be fit for, although dry after rain last night, the wind hardly sounds like a good day to-morrow.

This afternoon Daisy, Edith and Flora came to tennis and greatly praised the lawn for playing on.

The Vicarage people returned your call on Wednesday while we were all at Harvington, Charlotte, Maidie and Judy drove in Evans’ trap to Evesham and went by rail from there, the rest of us cycled including George.  Ethel, Cyril and I had each a double journey as we had to stage the flowers in the morning, for which purpose we took Brailsford to assist.

I have to-day put in your advt for a servant. We are getting on all right but shall of course be glad to see you back next week.  I hope you are comfortable in your new quarters.

Friday morning.  We heard from Arthur this morning he has had fair weather but much wind next week his address will be c/o Rev Ll M Williams, The Mount, Newport, Pem, he seems to be enjoying himself.

This morning it is dull and rough, they will wait till the 12.1 train to see if it is fit to go to Malvern.

I do not think Judy will get her letter finished in time to go with this, she is quite happy and great friends with Maidie.

Our love to you and Kath
Your affectionate Husband

Julius Sladden

Judy’s letter is finished after all.

I told you on the post card, I think, of the death of Uncle Noakes.

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