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File alt font awesome.svg Posted by IanT » Fri Jan 08, 2010 1:19 pm
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This unused postcard is in my possession, though I don't know who originally had it. Possibly my paternal grandfather who lost a leg through injury early in 1916.
File alt font awesome.svg Posted by kerchi » Sun Jan 23, 2011 12:28 pm
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In memory of
John Bardgett
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Who died 1st July 1916.
Ian, this is a superb postcard, beautifully illustrated. Have you any others? I'm fascinated by wartime postcards.
File alt font awesome.svg Posted by IanT » Tue May 17, 2011 7:21 pm
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Sorry I managed to miss your question 'til now. This is the only such postcard I have, unfortunately.
File alt font awesome.svg Posted by kerchi » Tue May 17, 2011 9:29 pm
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Who died 1st July 1916.
No worries Ian.

The last time I collected postcards (originals of Cumberland and Westmorland but mainly of the Lake District in general from 1900 to 1950) I managed to get a great collection of bulk lots from ebay and I added them to the postcards landscapes gallery.

If I wasn't so busy working on the wiki I would spend a little more time trying to find wartime postcards and start a proper collection, but that could get quite expensive.