Do people still send postcards these days…?
Reblogging from my Greetings from Carlisle postcard blog, on the eve of Armistice Day:
On the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War I’ve decided to write about a particular postcard that I came upon last year while visiting Carlisle. Always on my trips home I pop into Caerel Stamps, a fantastic little shop tucked away in Friars Court, in the city centre and I’ve picked up many of the postcards in my collection from there. On this occasion I broke my golden rule for choosing postcards (that they must be postally used) and purchased the card below, written in 1917 by a soldier on leave, visiting the city.
Dear Ruby, Just a line hoping to find you in good health as this leaves me in the pink. I am in Blighty on ten days leave and it is a treat to get home once more to see the old home but I wouldn’t live here again. NZ will…
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