Bandsman W. Metcalfe 46534, 100 T.R.Batt, Band Hut, Albuhera Bks, Stanhope Lines, Aldershot
Dear Emmie I received your letter this afternoon and I was getting quite anxious as yours was the first I have received since Saturday. I hope you got mine addressed to “Church Lane.” I am glad to learn that you like your cousins.etc. I hope you enjoyed that short walk “4 miles” I think 2 is enough for me. The weather is terrible down here it has hardly stopped raining for three days and nights. There is a general hub-bub going on and they want me to join in but I would sooner write you a few lines Dear. The band was supposed to play at some sports this afternoon for the local V.T.Cs. but had to be put off. This is twice through unfavourable weather they have been disappointed.(?). Having nothing much to do this evening I had a game of billiards and beat the other chap by about 15. I don’t think there is any more to write now so I conclude. With Best Love Will xx P.s You seem envious! are you? You know I always want you with me so if the weather changes (as I hope it will) I will see you next Sunday week xx real ones.