With Love, Winnie

In October 1905, Winnie Edwards sent a postcard of the Woolwich Ferry to her mother in St Albans in Hertfordshire. On the reverse of the card, she wrote:

Dear Mother, We have been to Woolwich today. The shops are very nice.  The weather is fine and bright but very cold. I cannot keep warm out of doors. With love, Winnie.

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To all from all

In August 1906 Alfred ‘Alf’ Leicester visited London from Bridgwater in Somerset with his friend (also called Alf). On 21 August he sent this picture postcard of Oxford Street home to his sister.

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On the reverse, Alf wrote:

Dear Sis,

Getting on alright so far. Having lovely weather. Alf went back last night. Annie just had a PC [postcard] from him to say he got home safe. He says it was raining in Cardiff. We have not seen any rain yet. Eh, what? You say you would like to go down Oxford Street, shopping? I suppose you would. Kind regards to all from all,

Alf.

 

Would you recognise this?

In the late 1960s Vi Martin visited Ilford in Essex. She sent a postcard of her trip to Mrs Rockwell. The postcard showed the super-modern shopping parade at the corner of Ilford Broadway, featuring Bettafit Shoes, Lunn Poly travel agents and the exotically French fashion house ‘Maison Riche’.

Bishopsgate_2_3024  On the back of the postcard, Vi wrote:

Would you recognise this as old Ilford Broadway? My sister and I often talk of the old days and compare the shops and roads and traffic. Thought this might interest you. All the best.