To: Mrs Townley, St.Barnabas Vicarage, Middlesbrough, Yorkshire
Dear Mrs Townley,
We are enjoying our holiday very well indeed.
The countryside is lovely now & last night I went with Aluns brother for a long ride on horseback over the mountain.
My socks have been most useful
Hope you are both well.
Cheers! [?] Ruin’s due to Cromwell, not to H/E. E.
[Caerphilly Castle’s leaning tower was commonly said to have been deliberately damaged by Cromwell’s army in the Civil War (1640s) but there’s no evidence – it might just be due to subsidence when the moat dried up, as in this postcard. It certainly wasn’t due to World War II high explosives.]
To: Miss Bufion, Phoesyfompren, Penybont, Radnor
Dear A .. I was disappointed not to have seen you on Sat. Did you go to Builth. Write me a long letter with all the news. Best love M
Address. Cartref, St Martins Rd, Caerphilly
x where we abide
To: Miss Bath, 26 Holland St, Clapham Rd, London S.W.
Thought you would like some views of Wales. Hoping you are well.
To: Miss B Jenkins, 48 High Street, Taibach, Port Talbot
Ferndale, Friday Morning, 10 O’clock
I am sending the meat on at once. I daresay it aught to be there this afternoon. Goodbye for the present. Love
To: Mrs Richardson, 8 Brook St, Stoke-on-Trent, Staff’s
This is another view of Caerphilly. Have just arrived back to the digs. Had a good time. Was wishing you had been with me. Thought I should have heard from you today. Work tomorrow highho La La.
[One of a series of post cards of Caerphilly published by Tuck’s in 1915. Tuck’s virtually invented the commercial Christmas card and the picture post card. There’s a great website with the history of the company and a database of their post cards. Read more.]
To: Miss L. Rous [?]. Dale House. Woodland Rd Clifton Bristol.
see if you can find my specs. In bed room I think. M. about the same very grateful for Kind Wishes. C.
[This is the road the author of this blog grew up in]