Postcards within the Genealogy Forum for Family Researchers, Local Historians and Genealogists
Posted from Coventry on August 4th 1910, this postcard was sent to Frederick William Johnson, resident of Richmond House at Sheerness in Kent. The message makes reference to Mr. Hunter who wished to be remembered. Though posted in Coventry, the card featured an image from nearby Brandon in Warwickshire. Frederick Johnson was an engineer's fitter but would later operate an amusement arcade at Neptune Terrace in Sheerness.
Dated September 1911, this postcard, sent to George Elliott of 19 William Street in Kettering, was posted at Burton-on-Trent in Staffordshire by what looks like John. George Elliott was born in Cape Town in South Africa but his wife Stella hailed from Yoxall in Staffordshire which may explain the postmark of Burton-on-Trent. The couple had married three years before the date of this postcard. The both worked in the shoe industry.
Dated August 1912, this postcard, sent to Lily Smith of 47 Heathcote Street at Landford Hill near Longton, was posted at Yoxall in Staffordshire by a woman named Carrie. The 1911 Census shows a Lily Smith living in this street but at No.3 rather than 47. She was Lily Endacott and had married Ebenezer Smith in July 1910 and moved into the home of his parents Leonard and Emma Smith. She was born in 1888 at the village of South Zeal in Dartmoor.
Dated June 1948, this postcard, sent to Miss Dorothy Harrison of Tenter Drive in Halesowen featured a holiday message from Harwich in Essex. Born in April 1922, Dorothy Harrison worked as a clerk in a grocer's office.