November 4th 1908 – Postcard from Abingdon

July 15, 2017

Made in Abingdon
At the recent open day at the Abbey Buildings some visitors bought along this postcard. I am not sure it can tell us a lot about Abingdon but they very much wanted to return the postcard to the place where it originated, to help tell a story.
Made in Abingdon
It was posted in Abingdon on November 4th 1908 at 9. PM. The postcard was to Miss A Thorpe living at 253 Banbury Road in Oxford. The writer Gert, and her sister Emily, signed the postcard. Gert said they had just arrived safely in Abingdon at 8:25 and would write a letter later.

So can anybody add any more to the story?

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3 Comments Leave a Comment

  • 1. Sarah  |  July 16, 2017 at 8:51 am

    What wholesome wenches! No wonder the poor boy’s a little flushed …

  • 2. Old Ghost  |  July 16, 2017 at 7:10 pm

    Wholesome? I’m quite disgusted, you can see that woman’s ankle!

  • 3. Geoffrey Bailey  |  July 17, 2017 at 6:38 am

    Wonder if her sister’s name was Daisy?

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