To: Lizzie Ann

From: Maurice Lewis (her father)

31 March 1899

Dear children

I am writing these few lines to you hoping that you have spent your Good Friday quite happy. We are all pretty well. I have just had the news from the Town Hall that Frances and Mary Lumley were competing on that song 'Plentyn aby Gwlith' and the prize was divided between them. The prize was 10s.6 and the whole audience were taken by amazement when they heard Frances sing.

Mamma has put a few collars, ties and buns for you in a box by post. Hoping you will receive all right. Mamma is pretty well. Hoping you are all quite well. Excuse my scribble. The blessing of the Lord maketh rich and addeth no sorrow - may he bless you all.

You shall have a better letter soon.

With very best love from

Dada and Mama and France

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