august 25th 1911 frances jane hunter to sarah kate morris
ilsington, devon to southsea, hampshire
“We drove here last year when we were at Widecombe. We are having a lovely time. It’s much colder here than it was at Southsea. We had some rain yesterday but it’s lovely today. I hope you are well.
Frances Jane Hunter (1868-1934) was the daughter of John James Hunter (1835-1873) and Mary Matilda Marshall (1837-1912). John was a seaman and a greengrocer. After his death, Mary also worked as a greengrocer.
Frances did not marry. She worked as a domestic servant and eventually she became a domestic nurse. In 1911 when this card was sent she was working for Henry Lowe Holder, a retired Rear Admiral.
Sarah Kate Morris (1871-1952) was the daughter of George Morris (1839-1906) and Ruth Glazier (1835-1884). George was a brickmaker.
Sarah did not marry. She was a domestic service and eventually became a cook. When the card was sent she was also in the employment of Henry Lowe Holder.
Ilsington, Devon to Southsea, Hampshire
what the card says to us
The picture shows a view of The Avenue in Manaton, Devon. Manaton is about 5 miles from Ilsington where the card was posted.
The card is an unremarkable holiday postcode containing a weather report.
There is a reference to a previous visit to Widecombe. Does this refer to a personal holiday or perhaps part of the household went away leaving some members, like the cook, behind?