Tag Archives: Essex

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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R F Benton, Telegram Boy of Great Wakering, Essex

It is always a bonus finding a vintage photograph of somebody with their name on the back, but to find one with the sitter’s address is very unusual. R F Benton – Collar No. 22T “R Benton lived at Foresters … Continue reading

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Vintage Photographs Of Coggeshall, Essex

I have just added nine vintage photographs of Coggeshall, Essex to Reminiscene. The photographs, all of which are in Coggeshall Museum’s collection, and which are reproduced with the kind permission of the museum, show: A flood at Gardner’s Brewery in … Continue reading

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Postcards From Brightlingsea Found Down Under

Considering Brightlingsea is not a million miles away from me, it rankles a bit that I had to go Perth to find these informative postcards – Perth, Western Australia, that is!  Unfortunately, I was only able to obtain postcards 1 … 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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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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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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In Sickness and in Health

Isn’t it strange how so many of the early 20th century postcard messages make reference to the health of the sender, receipient, or somebody else known to both: E Lindsell in Clacton-On-Sea writes to his/her Mother in Braintree on 19 … Continue reading

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Chauffeur Annie

This postcard from Annie to her Mother, Mrs H Lock of 81 Chapel Hill in Halstead, Essex, bears a brief message written across the full width of this divided back postcard: What do you think of your Chaffeur daughter.Love to … Continue reading

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