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
Beautiful birthday postcard sent to Dearest Father, Mr C Wright, Post Office Row, Alvanley, Helsby, Nr Warrington posted on 25th February 1913 from Chester
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 of Whitmore Bay, Barry posted on 2nd February 1911 from Barry.
Dorisbrook, Barry 2.2.1911
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.