PT994. Printed in Great Britain.
This place looks wonderful. The hotel is still there, I’ve just checked, and is a delight. They’ve added a little roof terrace above those wooden doors, but apart from that, it hasn’t changed much. On the outside, that is, all mod-cons inside – spa, and the like.
Bet it didn’t have a spa in 1969, which is when this postcard was first sent. Ten days after man walked on The Moon, to be precise.
Leo and S posted it to Mr and Mrs Derbyshire, Liverpool, 12. I guess they didn’t stay at The Lugger. This is what they said, it’s great:
Having a glorious time. Farmhouse A1. Some grand beaches, as you know – and the weather has been more than kind so far. Leo is planning on staying another fortnight. Send more money. L & S.
Wonder if they sent more money. No ‘please’.
I have used a 1941 Ordnance Survey map of Hexham for the envelope. Someone, has violated it with a pink marker pen. The envelope is more like a wallet, though, as I’ve no intention of making it seal with glue or stickers. It’s 73 years old. No stickers.
The envelope in the image is upside-down, so that you can read the place names.
As usual, the letters have been cut from old magazines and leaflets.
The card and envelope are totally unique, and have a combined age of 119 years!
I am now going to go through the ordeal of putting it in my shop. This is no disrespect to Folksy, by the way, I’m just not cut out for this stuff. Maybe I should just go to bed.
Don’t know if anyone was lucky enough to catch Robert Elmes today? People, who had grown up in Soho, were ringing in to tell stories. It was brilliant. Going to try and figure out the ‘listen again’ facility on Radio London.