WW1 (on active service) postcard TURNER

Posted 19 Jan 1918

OAS On Active Service

Passed by Censor No2091

Mrs Claude Turner

14 Bolton Road

Haywards Heath


Sat Jan 16 /1918

Dear Mrs Turner

At last I’m going to thank you for your tales of New Years greetings ahem! I must call you …… or even Doris will never forgive me and you don’t mind do you! I had been looking for a special card to send you but can’t get hold of one….. …… This reminded one of Ma talking to the bird ….. “yes yes ?be?” so happy you all like it. Tell Doris this dress what you can see of it! Reminds me of her wet grey ball dress ahem! How’s your ….?Must dash. Hope you are better. Yours …. MRB

Also written on the card is:

J Williamson

Sorry I can’t get Claude to censor this!

Dearest Father, Amy Wright 1913 – Alvanley, Nr Warrington

Beautiful birthday postcard sent to Dearest Father, Mr C Wright, Post Office Row, Alvanley, Helsby, Nr Warrington posted on 25th February 1913 from Chester


Dearest Father

Just a line to wish you many happy returns of the day. I am sorry I quite forgot to write this and post it yesterday I was so busy washing and ironing. Will try and write tonight. Much love to all, Amy x x x x x x x x

I found Amy and her father, Charles Wright in the 1901 census for Alvanley. Charles aged 31 was a blacksmith, his wife Mary was also 31 and they had three other children: Harold Seymour Wright, age 10, Blanche age 5 and Ellen/Nellie age 10 months.

Postcard to Miss C Neale 1904

Sent to Miss C Neale, 37 Hearsley Road, Highfields, Sheffield

Posted in Penistone, 20 Sep 1904

Am sorry but can’t find either have looked all over. Will send a letter before Saturday. Am going to S on Wednesday Wish you could come. Have lots to tell you about W.

With love


Miss Phelps, Kensington 1906

Postcard of Miss Lily Brayton posted on March 19, 1906 in Blackheath to Miss Phelps, 37 DeVere Gardens, Kensington, SW

97 Blackheath Park, SE

Dear M

Just a line to know how you are getting on. Glad to say we are all well – hoping for a line from you shortly. With love LF. 18/3/06.

1907 Mr George and Mrs Sarah Lucas, Bury St Edmunds

Postcard of Potternewton Park, Leeds posted in September 1907 from Wakefield, West Yorkshire

Addressed to: Mrs G Lucas, 31 Harringer Road, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

Dear George and Sarah,

Just time let you know we arrive home safe about six o’clock but ?we are tired? with our —-

With love from Min & Herb xxx

Horringer Road today

Card posted from Leeds to Mr H J Hardy, Walsall House, Lingfield, Surrey 1906

30 July 1906

Dear Sir

I arrived quite safely about 6 o’clock this morning. Been round the town, very fine place. Going to some sports? this afternoon. Bert

Posted to Mr H J Hardy, Walsall House, Godstone Road, Lingfield, Surrey.

In the 1901 census, Henry Joseph Hardy was living in Godstone Road, Lingfield, age 27, along with his wife. He was a harness and saddle manufacturer.

Miss Annie Lavender 1911 Leeds, Yorkshire

Postcard of Whitmore Bay, Barry posted on 2nd February 1911 from Barry.

Dorisbrook, Barry 2.2.1911

Dear Annie

I got the pen, papers and also your nice P.C. Come over here and bring Alice & Annie & Eva. You could do a nice paddle here, better than the River Aire. Next address c/o Grand Canary Coal Co, Las Palmas. Canary Islands. We should get there in 10 days time and stay there 10 days. Well love to all and be good. Hope to see you all in summer if I don’t stay in NY. Stevie

Posted to Miss A Lavender, 29 Grove Hall Drive, Beeston, Leeds, Yorks

Miss Annie Lavender appears in the 1911 census with her family at the same address on Grovehall Drive. The property is described as having 6 rooms.

Annie Clarice Lavender, born 20th Feb 1884 in Worcester, was the eldest daughter of Joseph and Prudence Lavender. Joseph was a shoemaker and later an Engineer’s Timekeeper. The family had moved up to Leeds from the Midlands, living at 15 Beverley Avenue, Beeston before the move to Grovehall Parade.

Other children for Joseph and Prudence includes: William Miles Lavender, born c1886, Harold born c 1888, Joseph H, born c1889 and Evelyn.

Annie died, unmarried, in 1975.

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.