Caerphilly Castle, May 1941

To: Mrs Townley, St.Barnabas Vicarage, Middlesbrough, Yorkshire

Dear Mrs Townley,

We are enjoying our holiday very well indeed.

The countryside is lovely now & last night I went with Aluns brother for a long ride on horseback over the mountain.

My socks have been most usefull already.

Hope you are both well.


Cheers! [?] Ruin’s due to Cromwell, not to H/E. E.

[Caerphilly Castle’s leaning tower was commonly said to have been deliberately damaged by Cromwell’s army in the Civil War (1640s) but there’s no evidence – it might just be due to subsidence when the moat dried up, as in this postcard. It certainly wasn’t due to World War II high explosives.]



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