Here’s a challenge for the history researchers this afternoon while I’m busy getting some air and autumn – a short but interesting postcard that was addressed to Pier Street, Brownhills.
The card has been spotted for sale on eBay and is not dated – indeed, it was sent from a ship. If you want to buy it, it’s currently up on sale by seller 89Chatsworth for the princely sum of £1.25. You can see the sale particulars here.
What the card actually says is
‘Arrived in England this morning Sunday(?). Will write again when I know(?) where I have got to.
It’s addressed to Miss P. Dorricott (or Derricott), Pier Street, Brownhills.
What can we find out about this? Why would you arrive in England but not know where you were? I assume this would be military related.
Please, any views welcome. It’s been fascinating me since I spotted it for sale earlier in the week.
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