Extract from WW1 letter dated 19th Feb 1917
From May Muggridge to David Taylor
“…went on to No 56 where Mrs Taylor was watching for me in the window, and I got a most hearty welcome from her and Peter. I have never seen Mrs Taylor looking better, and have never known her in a more cheerful mood…One of the first things she said was ‘I have sent my boy 3 parcels, and am having such cheerful letters from him each day…Maud was also highly delighted at hearing from you…Your ears did ought to burn ferociously…Mrs Taylor got up.. then we drank tea and talked.. ‘Did David tell you he wanted me to be engaged to him before he went away?….I said No, as he has quite enough responsibility just now as it is, to which she replied…no wonder he is so cheerful’.