Monthly Archives: July 2010

Those Wretched Timetables Again!

Today, I decided that I would pick at random one of the postcard messages that I have already scanned.  Lo and behold, this one mentions those wretched train timetables which seem to have greatly pre-occupied postcard scribes in the early … Continue reading

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A Jolly Time At Clacton

It’s always good to know that people are enjoying their holidays.  That certainly appears to be the case with Miss  Jones who sent this postcard in 1904 to Miss Hilda Young, 2 Cazenove Road, Stoke Newington, London N: Miss Jones … Continue reading

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A Postcard From Belgium

The message on this postcard which was sent from Brussels on 8 July 1932 by C and G Ridley to Mr and Mrs J Holding, Eaton Rise, Baslow, Derbyshire, reads: Dear Mr and Mrs Holding We are having a very … Continue reading

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From Betty, Guy and Jonas

This message to Annie from Betty, Guy and Jonas appears on the reverse of a postcard-sized photograph. Friday Dear Annie We’re hoping to come home tomorrow by the 2.10 pm train and we are going for tea to Mr and … Continue reading

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Tim's On Marches With the Soldiers

Ann sent this New Year’s “greetings” postcard from Frinton-On-Sea, Essex, to Miss E Jefferies, 7 Lydford Road, Paddington, London W on 5 January 1916.  Her message reads: Hope Mother and you are quite well.  We are having a lot of … Continue reading

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A Walking Demonstration In Short Knickers

Once in a while, it’s really good to see a postcard message that raises a smile.  That is certainly the case with this Real Photo postcard which Mum and Dad sent from Long Melford, Suffolk to Bernard and Hilda on … Continue reading

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Mayo Clinic and Hotel Kahler

Dear Mary This is the clinic and hospital I have just attended. The Hotel is the Hospital and they handle 2,500 people every day.  The Clinic is 19 storeys and is built of marble imported from Europe. Love to you … Continue reading

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A Different Opinion About the Channel Islands

Having just posted about the splendid sand in Jersey, it is interesting to see that in June 1903 Lizzie H did not feel quite the same way about the island.  In a postcard posted from Southampton on 11 June 1903, … Continue reading

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Some Splendid Sand in Jersey

In a postcard to Master Alec Winny in Mill Hill, London NW on 14 August 1907, Ma wrote from Jersey: There is some splendid sand here when the tide is out. Ma. Nothing like being brief!  The picture of St … Continue reading

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What About The Timetable?

I can’t help wondering whether there was a shortage of train timetables at various stages during the last century.  Several postcards in my collection bear messages asking the recipient to send the author either a timetable or pages from it.  … Continue reading

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