Letter of thanks HOWARD & BRITTON 1929 Prestwich and Darlington

Letter of thanks addressed to:

Mr & Mrs Britton & Family

West Farm

Low Coniscliffe


Postmark: 24 Dec 1929 Manchester

Mrs Howard desires to express her sincere thanks for the kind expressions of sympathy received in her bereavement.

The many tokens of affection and regard have been a great consolation.

Okehurst, Prestwich

Dec 1929

I did a search on ancestry but there were quite a few Howards in Prestwich at that time. A lucky google search gave me a dog advertisement posted by a Percy Howard of Okehurst, Deyne Avenue, Prestwich so now we had a full name.

Percy Howard was born in Moss-Side, Manchester c1871. His wife, Elizabeth was born around the same time in Shuttleworth.

In the 1911 census they had been married for 12 years with no children. Percy was a Manufacturer’s Agent in the woollen trade (in 1901 he was working under his own account).

Staying with them that night at ‘Okehurst’ was Percy’s sister, Catherine Jane, her husband Harold SWITHENBANK and their son Harold, aged 8. ‘Okehurst’ had 8 rooms.

Rest in peace Percy. I hope we can find some of your family to pass on this sentimental letter ♥️

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My sister’s birthday, 1935

Postcard sent “with love from Lil xxx” to her sister, Mrs G Roberts, 2 Parsonage Lane, Church Street, Chesham, Bucks.

4 March 1935

If anybody knows who Lil or Mrs Roberts were, please shout so we can return this great piece of history back to where t belongs.

Your Fidgety Old Grandma (1934)

This wonderful letter recently arrived here at Special Branches. Whilst the lack of surnames means that we stand very little chance of ever identifying this lovely lady, we thought that this just simply had to be shared with you all.

Written from Elm Dene, Heath Road, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire on 20 August 1934:

Dear Grace & Gladis

I was very pleased to receive your nice card, and so glad you are both enjoying yourselves, but don’t go in any lonely places by yourselves, as you never know what rebels of men are lurking about, what rot you will say, but take good advice my dears. I expect there are a good many visitors at the sea-side places, Canterbury Cathedral is lovely inside. I and your Aunts have been into the town once and are going again to-day if it keeps fine, but the wind is blowing a gale this morning and it looks very stormy. To-morrow is your birthday dear Glad and we all wish you a very happy one and hope you may be spared with health and strength to see many more yet. I enclose a Postal order for 2/ which is all I can afford just now, but you shall have more in October when I get my money. I thought it would buy you a few sweets for both of you. I expect you felt quite an important young damsel going all the way by yourself. Your Uncle’s garden is looking very nice now it is full of flowers. I wrote to your dear Mother yesterday and asked her is she could not come down for a day as it would make a little change for her, I expect she misses you both very much. Mr & Mrs Baines next door have gone away for a week so we are very quiet, but it is a nice change from noisy Balham. I expect it is very pretty country all round where you are and I hope the weather will keep fine so that you can enjoy it. Goodbye dears for the present, I shall be very pleased with a few lines if you have time to write. Fondest love from us all to you both, trusting you are both well, mind and don’t put on anything damp.

Your ever loving fidgety old grandma LM xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Image