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#226160 - 9th May 2008 10:45am Postcards
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Bought a couple of postcards on e-bay. The tunnel entrance one is postmarked 1935, so the tunnel was still quite a novelty.
The New Brighton one is postmarked 1925.
Both the cards were written in pencil, by people on holiday.
I guess that in those times, holiday postcards were often in pencil, since the Biro hadn't been invented & either you didn't have a fountain pen, or it was too precious to be taken on holiday.


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#226184 - 9th May 2008 1:59pm Re: Postcards [Re: chriskay]
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there great chris... can i ask what they have wrote on the cards too please? 1) am a nosey bint an 2) i love things like that x
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#226196 - 9th May 2008 3:05pm Re: Postcards [Re: chiccy]
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there great chris... can i ask what they have wrote on the cards too please? 1) am a nosey bint an 2) i love things like that x


OK. On the New Brighton one, sent from Liverpool to Harrogate.
"We arrived safely at about 5.40 pm. They were having a terrible thunderstorm at Huddersfield, but have had none here. We are going over to New Brighton today"

On the tunnel one, sent from Liverpool to Dolgelly (this is the way Dolgellau used to be spelt in the days before Welsh Nationalism asserted itself).
"Dear Elizabeth, thought you would like to see the entrance of the Mersey Tunnel. Having lovely weather here. With love from Nellie".
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#226197 - 9th May 2008 3:14pm Re: Postcards [Re: chriskay]
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Trust chiccy to ask that lol. Very interesting though
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#226202 - 9th May 2008 5:09pm Re: Postcards [Re: kezza]
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no u know i think thats lovely, see in them days a jolly here was like us goin abroad and that, makes me feel all warm an fuzzy...!
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#226204 - 9th May 2008 5:09pm Re: Postcards [Re: chiccy]
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thanks for sharing that chris xx thumbsup
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#226250 - 9th May 2008 9:04pm Re: Postcards [Re: chiccy]
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ur welcome, Chiccy.
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#226261 - 9th May 2008 9:38pm Re: Postcards [Re: chriskay]
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there is a flea market at the entrance of birkenhead market by the big sayers every saturday and there is usually a bloke there selling loads of old wirral postcards like that. good stuff!
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#226280 - 9th May 2008 10:04pm Re: Postcards [Re: Sir_longmong]
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Chris would this be the Haymarket and Hamilton Square in the background?
Second picture.



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#226394 - 10th May 2008 9:13am Re: Postcards [Re: Mark]
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Not exactly Hamilton Square, but you can see the town hall dome & the Shore Rd. pumping station chimney to the right of that. At the left of the picture is the old market hall. The haymarket is off the picture to the left.
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#226554 - 11th May 2008 1:10am Re: Postcards [Re: chriskay]
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#226578 - 11th May 2008 11:30am Re: Postcards [Re: Mark]
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Of course I'm right...I'm older than you. grin I think you're confusing the market & the haymarket; see map. Incidentally, on this map (1909)it shows, on Argyle St., the New Theatre Royal, which someone, can't remember who, posted about some time ago. It later was the Savoy cinema, then another cinema I can't remember & is now Riley's. I love these old maps; they're so interesting when you're tracing History. This one is a Godfrey Edition. They're not expensive (2.25 I think)& there's quite a few covering our area.
www.alangodfreymaps.co.uk

Cheers, Chris.

Edit.

Since the key map on the Godfrey site isn't too clear, here's a better one.


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#226672 - 11th May 2008 10:01pm Re: Postcards [Re: chriskay]
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If you're ever down in Exeter there is a little cafe on the quayside which sells postcards. You can spend hours in there rummaging and reading them. (Chiccy, I must be nosey as well as I enjoy reading them almost as much as looking at them!)I've no idea of the going rate for these things but I've bought a couple of cards in there of places that interest me and paid less than 1 each.

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#226674 - 11th May 2008 10:12pm Re: Postcards [Re: chriskay]
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Chris

I love maps as well.

Between tiling the bathroom and a zillion other things (jobs) while Mrs is away I have scanned a 25" to the mile map of Wallasey Village area (2 sections on A3 scanner), a 52" to the mile map of B'head Woodside area (again 2 sections) and a street map of Wallasey & B'head (4 secions at A3). All dated around 1960 so "old" but within memory of more mature members (cough, cough).

Each of the 8 files is 17 Meg!

I can send then to Mark by arrangement and maybe Mark will use Photoshop or whatever to recreate the individual files into one. I tried that with Paintshop pro and it was a mess.

That is not essential because I suggest that the maps are simply held "on file" for access by Mark and a few others and then when a topic arises needing a map a sub-section showing the area concerned can be cut amd pasted into the thread.

Tomorrow i will order a set of the Godfrey maps for Wallasey area + Bidston Hill around 1900. I have been meaning to do that for a while but your post reminded me. I also need the map for north Anglesey but that is for family History research.

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#226732 - 12th May 2008 8:41am Re: Postcards [Re: Snodvan]
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Hi, Snod; I'd love to see the Woodside map. I've had a look on the Godfrey site & they have maps of Anglesey, so I hope they cover the area you're interested in.

Cheers, Chris.
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