In January 1907, Miss Roberts of Horsham in Sussex received a postcard of Rye Harbour. The card was sent from her aunt in St Leonard’s-on-Sea.
The message on the reverse read:
Thanks for the letter. How sorry I am to hear of your sick house. I hope your M will soon be better, also yourself and D. Fancy R. I felt sure she was not for us. I had a letter from her this week. I will send it on to you in a few days…Have been into Rye today, for Miss M. I am sure you will know this.
Much love, yours ever, Auntie G.
In September 1960 a south London family received this postcard of Los Angeles Harbor Freeway at night.
The Freeway was described on the reverse of the card as:
…a vital segment of the fabulous Super-Highway System, connecting all parts of the vast Los Angeles Basin. One of the world’s most heavily traveled highways.
The message on the card read:
How about trying your hand on roads like these? This is a terrific city, very prosperous. Temperature has been 90 degrees today. Had a fine week-end in N. York with J.T. Jr. Sent your love to Mr Midgley and got a picture of him. Went to Chicago for two days to see Bob Bacon. Please excuse scribble.
In the early 1980s Geoff received a postcard of Tunbridge Wells from a friend. The message on the reverse of the card read:
Just had a weekend with my friends in Hartfield. Had coffee here Sat morning, 74p for two! As you have not phoned I hope it means that all is well with you. Have had a spot of bother with car and flat is freezing so have not been in touch. On Friday we were told the office would close end of August – well at least they have decided on a date. If you have no other plans, perhaps you’d like to spend your Birthday weekend at Sidcup. Let’s hope it will have warmed up. Please let us know when you can.
In June 1904, Mrs Ross of Manchester received a postcard from Rome.
The message read:
Here I am in the great city of Rome. It is awfully beastly jolly. It will be so nice when I return to talk of – “when I was in Rome!!”