In this 1929 postcard sent from Aberdeen, Jack says he is hoping for a good stage. This is an unusual phrase until you realise that the recipient, Hilda Barry is an accomplished performer.
This card was sent in 1904 by William Raw Barrington to his cousin Edward James Dawson to ask that Edward thank his uncle Robert for his kindness.
This card from 1904 is a get well seen card because Adele Skrimshire has missed a history exam.
This 1904 card is quite mundane but the story of the recipient, Gladys Pilling is more interesting involving a short marriage and a father who used to run a tripe and chips shop.
This 1908 is from a discussion between two sisters about their brother’s birthday.
A simple birthday postcard from 1917
This card from 1906 has been successfully reunited with the owning family.
There is not much to say about this card from rural Wales in 1907.
This 1908 card from sister to brother is quite complex in terms of geography and dress making.
This card from 1908 is a mystery, or several mysteries. Who is Q? What are “51” and “92”. What does Emily Shorthouse like? So many questions. So few answers.
This is a straightforward holiday postcard from August 1911. It was cold in Ilsington.
This is a curious birthday card from 1915 Hartlepool.
This is a Christmas card sent in 1912 by a 15 year old girl to her elder cousin. Interestingly her name is Hilda, but she signed it Hylda.
This card went all the way from New Hampshire to Guernsey in 1922. It alludes to some form of summer seasonal activity.
This is a simple “arrived safely” text from 1904 with the unnecessary embellishment that informs the recipient that the sender has just had tea.
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 1908 card tells us absolutely nothing about the sender except that he was called Harry.
This is a simple “arrived safely” card from 1905 Kent. It was dry.
This card was first posted on September 8th 1912 near Tal-y-Bont. It went to Harrow-On-The-Hill. The following day it was re-addressed and sent to Bredfield. The following day it was re-addressed again and posted to Bridlington.