Alf Smith’s letter 28 Oct 1916

No 27521

St Andrews Hospital




Oct 28th 16


Dear Albert & Affie,


Many thanks for your welcome letter.

I have not very much news to tell you.  I am having a good time.  We went for a nice motor ride on Thursday to Eden Hall to tea; it is a very large mansion standing in miles of grounds.  I am going to the pictures this afternoon.

I am sorry Affie has not been very well, but I hope you are better now.  You ought to be here & come on the top of some of the Cumberland hills, but I have had to rough it, & I don’t know what is waiting for me when I start again so I mean to enjoy myself now.

I think I shall be leaving here next Saturday but I don’t know yet.  I shall spend a few days at Wood Green as I promised Pat I would go & see them, & I should like to have a look round London.

I expect Jay does not use her carriage very much now. How did she like going to town I suppose that was her first visit I hope you enjoyed yourselves.

I notice you have sent me large sheets of paper but afraid I cannot fill them up this time will try & do better next time so must finish; just going to have supper time 7-30 P.M. bed 9 P.M. up 6.30 A.M. how would that suit you?

I hope you are all in the best of health.

Remember me to Ansell & other friends. How is Prim.  I suppose she is still coming to 152?


With much love & kisses for Joy

Your devoted



P.S. Shall be pleased to hear from you again soon even if you haven’t very much news