From Mrs [Ethel Jane Frances] Cade at `Penwith', Crewe Road, Crewe, Cheshire to Lewis Court.
Her last two letters have been written by her husband as she suffers very badly from arthritis. Today however, she felt that she would do the writing.
She is very pleased to know that the two books will be of interest and she knows that her dear old grandparents would have been overjoyed.
She came originally from St Just in Penwith, Cornwall, and moved to Swansea when she was about eleven years old. Her mother died a short time later - her father had died when Cade was a baby. She went therefore to live with her aunt Mrs Williams and while she was in Swansea attended Oxford Street Chapel. She remembers Court having an accident on Guy Fawkes Day [November 5th] and after that whenever Cade's cousins wanted fireworks, they were warned "Remember what happened to Mr Court". Then at school one day, she was told by one of her friends that Court could do `fancy work' [drawing] and thought that very clever.
She supposes that there are few people in the Swansea Circuit who Court would now remember - Mrs W. Taylor (Bakers of Kensington Terrace) is still going strong at an age of well over ninety, and Mrs G. W. Sing is still active. Cade has not been able to get about much for about twenty years and so has not been back to Swansea, but keeps in touch through her cousin. She was very sorry when she heard of the passing of Mrs Bryant.
Her father's family came originally from Redruth in Cornwall, where the Bawdens [Cade's maiden name] were members of Wesley Chapel. She still has quite a few relations around Redruth.
She remembers at home that they always looked out for articles by Court in the Connexional magazine and particularly enjoyed reading Romance of a Country Circuit. Her husband is a Methodist of the old United Methodist Free Church. They met while she was on a visit to Revd. [Silas George] Jenkins.
- Silas George Jenkins (1878-1962) was born at Carclaze, St Austell, Cornwall, the grandson of Mary Minnear, a pioneering Bible Christian female preacher. He worked as a pupil teacher and then went into business in St Bude. Jenkins entered the Bible Christian ministry in 1899. He exercised his ministry in home circuits for thirty years. Source: Beckerlegge and M R 26 Jul. 1962, p.