New recruit at Carlisle Castle 1930 (forum archive)
|Posted by plbramham » ri Feb 22, 2013 3:43 pm|
|An image of Carlisle Castle c.1930 (long before the main road was built across the foreground of this photo) on a postcard which appears to have been sent by a new recruit Kenneth Heyes to his mother in Urmston, near Manchester, in which he describes having passed the doctor and education test.
Note he gives his address as "The Castle. Border Regiment, Carlisle."
|Posted by kerchi » Tue Feb 26, 2013 10:14 pm||Kerchi|
In memory of
11th Border Regiment
Who died 1st July 1916.
|Great image. I really enjoy looking at old postcards. I'd like to start collecting again but alas I have other commitments at the moment and besides, ebay has been a bit crap lately for decent bulk buys.
This is a somewhat more peaceful scene than the present-day one of a busy (and noisy) road.
I have recently been looking at sepia images of Eastbourne from the late 1800's to early 1900's in a couple of books I have and the town and seafront looks so much better then than it does now (in some respects, not all). It is the same with old postcards. Fascinating.
Do post more if you come across any.
|Posted by IanT » Tue Feb 26, 2013 10:18 pm|
|Reminds me of my time there in the mid 50s when Dad was posted there.
|Posted by plbramham » Tue Feb 26, 2013 11:31 pm|
|Ian, I guessed it might! Am I right in thinking that there were some married quarters along the road off to the right of the photographers postition?
|Posted by IanT » Tue Feb 26, 2013 11:36 pm|
|They were to the left, overlooking what was Annetwell Street. Our address was 4, Married Quarters, The Castle!! On the immediate left of the entrance was a Salvation Army Citadel.