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ABY/PC/1/3: Aberystwyth Yesterday: Postcards to other Aberystwyth recipients
Acc. 2551Ref: ABY/PC/1/3Reference:
Postcards addressed to other Aberystwyth recipients. Date(s):
20 itemsScope and Content
1. Photograph highlighted to give the impression of moonlight, 'Aberystwyth from Constitution Hill', and posted there to Miss Marion Petters of 51 Gt-Darkgate.
'With love from Bee'.
March 22 1904
2. Coloured photograph, 'On the Severn, Newtown', and posted from there to Mrs T.E. Jones at the Theological College, Aberystwyth.
'Just been in (Newtown) for the day - so am sending this in case I have no time to write - if not, will write tomorrow. Have you seen ... ?Kimpster? I was very surprised to see her at W'pool on Thursday & will tell you all about it again. Much ... Alice'.
14 December 1907
3. Photograph of the house attached to the North Road National School, addressed to Mr & Mrs and ... Thomas, Northgate House, Aberystwyth, from E.J. Wakeling, Stanley Ho., North Road, wishing a Merry Xmas 1913 and a prosperous 1914.
4. Photograph of merchant ship, 'S.S. Director - 1915 - in Sam Francisco Bay', sent from/via Liverpool to Mrs W. Jones of 4 Greenfield Street, Aberystwyth.
Message on reverse, 'Hoping you are all quite well and happy. Olwen is doing fine and is getting on at school AT. She sends lots of kisses to Victoria & yourself. Good health to all, yours Harold'.
Note below photograph, 'This is the ship which G sailed in as Ch Officer and which I am in at present. I will get you ... Engineer at New Orleans'.
15 April 1915
5. Photograph, 'Bridge Street and Town Clock, Aberystwyth', sent from Wavertree, L'Pool, to Miss M. Peters of 51 Great Darkgate St.
Dear Aunt, Just a line to let you know that we arrived Home safely and found all well. Reached Edge Hill by 3x40. Remembrance and Kind Regards to all from Richard.'
28 July 1919
6-9. Cards addressed to (the) Miss(es) Old of Bronceris, North Road, Aberystwyth.
6. Coloured drawing of Dutch boy with hound, 'My Dog & I', sent to Miss Thelwyme Old from Liverpool.
'Dear Baby. Tell mama I will write her today. I am longing to see you & am sure you amuse them all. I would love a photo of you so ask Daddy to take you for ?Auntie. Give my love to all & millions of kisses for your dear little self. From Auntie Gertrude'.
11 August 1917
3. Colour picture of child, 'Daffy Down Dilly/Has come up to Town,/In a yellow petticoat/And a green gown.' Sent to Miss Old from Liverpool.
'My dear Thelwyme. Thank you so much for pretty p.c. you sent me. I do hope your cold is better & Impy & all your dolls are well. Best love to all & kisses for your own little self from Auntie Gertrude'.
20 April 1918
8. Photograph, 'The Beach, Aberayron', addressed to Miss Ethelwyn Old.
'I wonder if you have been out for a drive lately ... L. Evans'
Undated, but with ½ penny stamp, so 1918 or earlier.
9. Colour picture of child making sandcastles on a beach, 'I've forgotten all about school now I'm on the sands again at Herne Bay', and sent from there to Miss E. Old.
'Thank you very much for my lovely birthday gift. Hope mother's letter has been received. She is writing again tomorrow. Dada is guiding my hand. I think you write very nicely. I have not been to school much as I have had whooping cough, but I am better now & having a lovely time. Ever so much love from Barbara xxxx'
23 July 1920
10-12. Cards addressed to Miss Margaret E. Bowyer of 8 Greenfield St., Aberystwyth.
10. Photograph of the interior of Caernarfon Castle and sent from that town.
'Maesteg, Vaynol Rd, Caernarvon. Dear Baby & all. Just a card to let you know we arrived quite safe at 5 o' clock. We had 2½ hours to waite at Afonwen as there was no connections with that train. I was lovely I don't think. Glad to say we found everybody quite well. No more now will write next week. Tell Willie Davis I will send him a p.c. in a day or so. Hoping you are all much better. With Love from Mam & Victoria xxx'
17 December 1921
11. Photograph, 'Broad Street, Builth Wells' and sent from that town.
'Dear Margaret, We are here today enjoying ourselves a lovely day came with a Horse Char-a-banc big fair here today Stud to & all Love from Grandpa & Grandma'.
Undated, but fragment of 3 halfpenny stamp indicates 1921-22.
12. Photograph, 'North Road, Carnarvon', and sent from that town.
'Dear Little Margaret & all. Mother received the letter from your granie quite safely. We were very glad to hear you are all much better. I am glad to say mother & myself are quite well & ?Nair is getting better. I went to Bangor last week it was very nice there. I will tell you all about it when I come home. It won't be long before we return now. I have enjoyed myself a.1. here, although the weather has been very cold & wet. No more this time will write again soon. Best love to all from mother & myself. Victoria xxxxxx for Margaret'.
Undated, but fragment of 3 halfpenny stamp indicates 1921-22.
13. Photograph, 'Alexandra Road, Six Bells, Abertillery', sent from there to Mrs T. Fl. Jones of Glanrheidol, Smithfield Road, Aberystwyth.
Dear Fleur. Come as soon as you wish, only let us know, so as to come to Newport to meet you. Come Saturday next if you can. Take your courage in both hands & fly to us. Glad to hear Lil is A1 there. We are A1 here also. The work is very slack now. I shall be going away a month hence, last week in August & 1st in September. Love to all from P.O.'
24 July 1924
14-15. Cards sent to Miss Envis Meredith.
14. Tinted photograph, 'Victoria Road, Pembroke Dock', addressed to Miss Envis Meredith, Handsworth Villa, Llanbadarn Fawr.
'Dear Envis, wishing you many happy returns of the day with best love from Mother Dad and Betty'.
23 November 1934
15. Colour picture of 'cottage' garden, 'All in a garden fair', posted in Aberystwyth to Miss Enfys Meredith, 43 Maesheli, Penparke.
“Bur...” Dear Enfys, just a card to wish you many happy returns of the day with love from Granny Aunty Hannah Aunty Marge & Uncle Stanley xxxx'.
23 November 1943
16. Photograph, 'Colwyn Bay from Bryn Euryn', sent from Llandudno to Mr R.F. Worthington c/o T.L. Old, 11 Baker Street.
'Colwyn Bay, Wednesday. Got here last evening. Your letter etc. to hand this morning. Hope to get home on Friday afternoon, T.L.O.'
21 September 1949
17. Photograph, 'Edinburgh Castle. St Margaret's Chapel', sent from that city to Miss Jones or James of The Ferns ... Aberystwyth.
'Arrived in Edinburgh - everything going to time table. Got quarters quite easily. Marvellous view yesterday from Aberfoyle to the Trossacks - the most lovely of all scenery I have ever seen. Did Edinburgh Castle yesterday and Emlyn Williams in his new play Accolade last night. Roland very impressed with the Forth Bridge - Much love [...]'.
11 August 1950
18. Photograph, 'Aberayron Sports Club & Memorial Hall', posted from Acton to Miss M. M. Roberts, 13 Greenfield Road, Aberystwyth.
There is a possibility of Val & Co going to ... next week early. Owing to Cliff's illness we cannot fix anything definitely but will let you know. They are fine & we are all enjoying their visit. Aunty came after a tussle. Hope you are well. Love to you & Louisa P.L.'
20 July 1965
19. Colour photograph of Bodnant, Denbighshire, sent to Miss ... Griffiths, Glanbrenig, St Davids Road, Aberystwyth.
'We are enjoying our visit here very much fortunately the nice weather is lasting and hope we have a trip on the Festiniog Railway tomorrow Hope you are not lonely ... Love Ethel.'
21 July 1971
20. Photograph, 'Plas Tan-y-Bwlch from river'.
'Maentwrog Rectory. Every loving wish for the 11th & many happy returns of the Day. Hoping you are well dear Ray - Much love ?May.'