The Ramsgate Rock Crowd

In June 1949 Winnie sent a postcard from Ramsgate in Kent to friends in London.


On the back of the postcard Winnie wrote:

“Hello Everyone”

Thank you for the card. The weather here is very cold. We are wearing big coats. We both look well, in fact sights. Sheila’s face is the colour of her hair and mine is about the same as when I left. We will be home early on Sunday. I have a nice Rock for you. They had the police to control the “Rock Crowd”. My love to you all. Winnie


The late King Edward’s favourite seat

In 1954, Julian Watson of Holland Park Avenue in London received a postcard from Hove in East Sussex, showing the promenade as it would have looked c.1905. The image included strolling men in straw boaters and women in extravagant headgear. It claimed also to feature King  Edward VII’s favourite seat.

aha-26-1044The message on the reverse of the card read: ‘Back Monday. Weather too awful. Hope you’re well. H.’