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 useful
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.]