Letter to Mrs Hammond 20 Sept 1917

Impressed notepaper: Avon Holm

Victoria Road

Macclesfield

Sept 20th

Dear Auntie,

Just a line to let you know that I arrived home on Monday in good time for my Soldiers’ Working Party.

I have been very busy ever since I came back, and have been at School practically all day today.  I hope the farmyard is going on all night and that Turkie continues to develop those qualities that make him such a good guardian of the mansion.

We have had a letter today from our chauffeur who has been talking with a man who was in the trenches with George.  He says “Lieut Hammond is very well liked by his men” and that is something to be proud of.

There isn’t much news in Macclesfield.  It is very dark in the evenings and Jackie Lantern comes in very useful.  How is his brother?

Please tell Gladys to pen me a note when she finds the English language flowing fluently – it so rarely does, that it is a treat to hear it when it does.

Many thanks to you all for the pleasant weekend I spent with you.

Love from all to all

Yours

Elsie

 

Cover to Mrs Hammond, 9 Countess Street, Stockport, postmarked 11.45 AM 21 SP 17

 

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