When May knew that David was a POW (Prisoner Of War), she started to send letters to him about her daily work.

Extract from WW1 letter dated 20 August 1917

From May Muggridge in Beckenham, London to David Henry Taylor in Germany.

“My dear David,

Things are going on as usual, business all day, gardening, mending and bazaar work each evening … Business: we are taking over another company which makes the fifth within the last few years … Gardening: our potatoes are a grand success … we transplant cauliflowers and parsnips … Yesterday I went to see Mrs Taylor and found her most excited … She had received a postcard from you … She would not let me take your postcard away with me so I learnt it by heart…”