“Manchester is Oppressive”

In September 1962 an unmarried woman received this colourful postcard of Piccadilly Gardens in Manchester from a male friend.

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The message on the reverse of the card read:

Dear Jen,

Here I am in the middle of the Derbyshire Moors, very flat and featureless on top but deep, steep sided valleys are fairly impressive. I came out here for a breath of fresh air, Manchester is oppressive; the top of the moor really is unbelievably flat, and certainly doesn’t reward the climb.

Love Derrick.