This is a second postcard sent to Lilian Blencowe in Kingston Hill, Surrey in 1905. Both have horses on them. She was 4 years old.
This unlikely looking Christmas card was sent to La Spezia in Italy from South Norwood in 1905.
This card from 1905 is confusing because it is not clear who sent it to whom, but the family concerned is quite clear. It is the Bradley family from Astley in Lancashire.
This 1905 card informs a young man’s mother that he has arrived safely at his brother’s and they are gong to the pub. And the story behind the card shows how names and spellings can change over time when conveyed by word of mouth.
This is a simple “arrived safely” card from 1905 Kent. It was dry.
This card is from 1905 and has no message and no clue as to who sent it. So many questions.
This card was posted in Cockermouth in 1905 by Bill who is asking Annie Jackson nee Richardson, in Applethwaite, about a byre.
This card from 1905 is not signed. It was sent to Beatrice Tarr who later moved from Taunton, Somerset to Winnipeg in Canada.
This 1905 card is signed with a nickname.
This card from 1905 is a love letter to someone who later may have featured in Call The Midwife story lines.
This 1905 card is one of a series related to the Werrell family of Berkshire. In it, Fanny writes to her future sister-in-law about the health of her mother.
Following contact from a member of the Soppet family in New Zealand, this card has found its righful home.
This is an "arrived safely" postcard sent by a niece to her aunt in 1905 Berkshire. But the journey wasn't completely delay free.
This card from 1905 tells that Lottie is having a lovely time in Lowestoft.
The recipient of this 1905 card, charming though it is, has proved impossible to trace.
This 1905 card, almost certainly posted in Malta to Ruby Coombes was completely anonymous. Hopefully she knew who sent it.
Three cards for the price of one. These cards have the following in common. Firstly they were all sent around 1905/6 to the Commercial Hotel in Barnard Castle, Durham. Secondly, they were all sent to members of the Hannigan family. Thirdly, they all feature pictures of Edwardian actresses.
The Hannigans are unusual for hotel managers in the North East of England because they come from Pennsylvania.
Lots of questions.
This 1905 card proved quite problematic to research for a number of reasons, not least the handwriting.
This 1905 card presented some problems. It was sent to Louisa Matilda Bennett of whom no record can be found after this date. The sender, Percy Harverson was her first cousin and goes on to marry her sister Emily.
This is a card from 1905 sent by an aunt to her 4 year old niece. For some reason she brings out a point about the Duke of Devonshire, whose property id shown on the front of the card.
This card presented some challenges because the address on the card could best be described as approximate and marriage of the recipient took place overseas in Iran.