Seaford: “All the bands in camp turned out this morning”

Seaford Camp, Sussex
[undated, but probably 12 July 1915]

Dear Jimmy

By the time this reaches home you will have both days over you and I hope from my heart that they were good days for you. All the bands in Camp turned out this morning and it would have done you good to think that though we are here we have not forgot the days that are past. There is to be a meeting in the YMCA tonight at 6.30. They are expecting 10-000 Orangemen[?unclear] to be present. You might write me a line after all is over and let me know everything passed off.

J Adams

Jeannie: Bangor: “I have cycled down here this evening”

Postmark: Bangor, [??] July 1915


I have cycled down here this evening.  It is stormy but lovely.  Hoping all is well and that I will see you all soon.

Yours truly


Postcard shows:

“Queen’s Parade, Bangor, Co. Down”  A view along the promenade.  The sea rebounds off the sea wall while many people take the air. Google StreetView

Seaford: “We had a big inspection by Lord Kitchener on Tuesday”

D. Coy
9th Batt. R. Ir. Fus.
Seaford Camp

Dear Mrs Adams

Just a line to let you know I received your letter alright, thanks very much for the same. You need not be expecting a letter from Johnie [sic] for a few days as he has strained his thumb and will not be able to write for some time until the swelling goes down. But he is in the best of health only for that.

We had a big inspection by Lord Kitchener on Tuesday and he was very pleased with the Division. He says if we had our ball-firing over we would be fit to go any place.

I suppose all is going on as usual over there and some people getting married and people dying and all the people working on as usual.

Y here there is not much strange going on here at present we are just fooling about at the same old thing as when we were in Ireland. I have no news to tell you at present but may-be I will have more the next time.

I think I will close for the present. Tell Annie and Jimmie I will send them p-c’s later as I have not time to write them now.

With best love to all
I remain
Your sincere friend

Date evidence: Lord Kitchener inspected the 36th Ulster Division on Tuesday 27 July 1915. This letter was presumably written a few days afterwards.