Letter from cousin Fred Smith page 4

Southey. Near Wadsley Bridge

My Sister Isabella has had a lot of trouble this last year because her husband happened an accident with his knee and has had to be operated on. he has been off about ten month’s. and he has just gone in the Infirmary to have it cured. he has been waiting for a bed being vacant for months. but I think he will be all right in a week or two. he was quite well in himself, and could walk a little, till at once it would give way and then he was helpless.