Passed by Censor


In November 1915, a young woman in Bishop Auckland in north-east England received this postcard from her husband who was away at the Front. The card was franked ‘field post office’ and stamped PASSED BY CENSOR.


The message read:

Dear Maggie, just a line to let you know I am keeping as well as can be expected and I hope you and the bairn are the same and I hope that my sisters are keeping better. Remember me to all who enquire of me. Have you heard from your people lately? Well now, I will close. Hoping to have a letter shortly from you.

At the bottom of the card, there were some kisses added for the baby.


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