I was in a shop in Grasmere in September 2015 and there was a display of old postcards for sale. I found myself browsing through them and I was drawn to one in particular. It was from 1948 from someone called Helen L Meek to Joyce Randall. I left the shop without buying but I kept thinking about it. Who were Helen Meek and Joyce Randall? What were they to eachother? And a card about the first Aldebrugh Festival was a piece of social history. I went back and bought the card. I did the research using subscriptions I already had with genealogy sites and uncovered the story. I was hooked and before I knew it I was bidding for more cards on ebay.
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