Tag Archives: Colchester

A Colchester Photographic Mystery: Help Required, Please

Can anybody help with this seemingly impossible photographic mystery? This photograph of a little girl holding a doll was taken by Oscar Way at the Royal Studios, Colchester, Essex, probably in the early 1900s.  Unfortunately, there no clues to the … Continue reading

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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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Postal Delay – "I Am Without Companion"

As this postcard was probably sent in an envelope, there are no clues as to where the recipient, Miss Stephenson, was residing.  Miss Stephenson’s friend, Catherine Balchin, writes formally: “Beautiful Sunday 24 Nov 1907 Thank you my dear Miss Stephenson … Continue reading

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A Postcard to Reg’s Mum

Reg sent this card from Colchester on 26 May 1916 to his Mother, Mrs Bacon, who was staying with Mrs Mills at 83, Colne Road, Brightlingsea, Essex.  Reg writes: My Dear Mum I thought I should have been able to … Continue reading

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