As I alluded yesterday when I featured the image of the Chasewater pump house, reader and friend of the blog Ruth Penrhyn-Lowe has been slaving over a warm scanner yet again to share with us some wonderful postcards from her late father’s personal collection, and all of these have a Chasetown theme.
They are all, as ever, beautifully prepared.
Ruth has previously sent scans of some remarkable postcards of Brownhills, a stunning large set of Aldridge, and another bunch from Aldridge and Stubbers Green. All lovingly scanned and explained. Contributions like this make compiling this blog such a fun thing to do, and I can’t thank Ruth enough.
Ruth had this to say:
It’s been a while but I have returned to the scanner and I thought you might like to see these Chasetown postcards – all from Dad’s collection.
The High Street, Chasetown photo busy with children is addressed to Mr(s?) J Harrison, Aldridge Lodge, Walsall, and I think the postmark reads Burntwood De 20, 05.
Church Street Chasetown is addressed to Miss Doris Fox, 41 (maybe 4d?) High Street Cleethorpes and the postmark is Chasetown Au6, 13. And I just love the message:
Dear Doris, We are glad you got in safe and that you like the place. You must not stop out late and catch cold, you must take plenty of emulsion, and let us know everyday how you are going on, you must get that fresh air your self not send it on a P.C. We had to pay Penny for 1st P.O. Keep plenty of clothing on.
I can’t read the signature – over anxious parent perhaps!?
The other two images are not posted but the High Street, Chasetown scene with the gentlemen in flat caps I would guess is later than the same scene with lots of children as there are telegraph poles and cars in the distance. This one has “W. Nicholls, Newsagents & Stationer, Chasetown” printed on the back.
I don’t remember Chasetown much but I hope these spark some memories or are of interest.
As I said before – Ruth, I can’t thank you enough. The card of the pump house alone has been possibly the best such contribution for years, and these are all lovely cards. Cheers for your efforts and time.
No doubt these will be popping up on the Burntwood FB group uncredited. Manners, people, manners…
You guys know the drill – please comment here or BrownhillsBob at Googlemail dot com. Cheers!