may 24th 1907 MH to eden annie tattersall

newcastle-on-tyne, Tyne and wear to wetheral, carlisle, cumbria

55 miles


the message

"Many thanks for P. C.

The weather is not much better after the holidays. Yesterday was a wretched day, rain the whole of the day. Today is fair but dull.

Kindest regards

M. H."

the sender

There are no clues to the identity of MH, if that is in fact what the initials are.

the recipient

Eden Annie Tattersall (1884-1948) was the daughter of John Tattersall (1856-1896) and Hannah Moore (1858-1946). John was a master draper, originally from Lancashire, he relocated to London which is where Eden was born. Hannah was from Cumbria which is where she and Eden returned when John died.

In 1913, Eden married Herbert John Dixon Lowes (1885-1952). Herbert was a travelling salesman. In 1911 he was in the drapers business and in 1939 he was selling cattle food.

the places

Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear


Wetheral, Carlisle, Cumbria


what the card says to us

The picture is of Castle Acre Priory ( which is near Kings Lynn in Norfolk and appears to have no connection to the message or the family.

The message is a weather report for Newcastle in late May 1907. It wasn't good.