Dear Hilary, At this moment I am on a camp-site in our tent in bed. I have been to Sennen-Cove today and after a gastly shower I am still sandy. I had a nice time at the Wye-Valley we did lot’s of things. I shared a room with Helen, Tracey, Anne and Clare. Hope you are well and your family. I didn’t manage to get to boarding school this year but I’ve got another chance next year. Hope to see you sometime. My mum gives her love to your mum, lots of love, Ida
Another postcard from my childhood – the postmark date is 9 August 1974. We moved areas earlier in 1974 and it took me a long time to settle in my new school. My friend Ida was committed to keeping me up to date with news from my old friends.
The other postmark is still asking us all to ‘Remember to use the post code’ which by 1974 was supposed to be included on all addresses. As I recall, it was quite hard trying to find out what the correct post codes were.
In 1974 a first class stamp had gone up to 4½p
St Ives is still a popular destination for tourists and artists. The photo appears to have been enhanced by tropical vegetation – I think the main shot has been taken from the end of the harbour wall where there are no plants. Does anyone have any thoughts on this?
Ida and I were at infant school together, we have not seen each other for over 20 years, but continue to enjoy catching up via regular exchanging of Christmas cards.