Dear Hilary, Hope the journey home wasn’t too slow and that your keeping well. With mum at the moment. She is well and pleased to have me for the week. Looking for a portable T.V. for her at the moment. Having a lazy time and the weather is still very good. See you soon love to family Love Gill xxx
A classic view of the Kent harbour town of Ramsgate, which still looks much the same today.
The postmark date is 4 Aug 1982. The other postmark is advising us to ‘Catch the sun in THANET Broadstairs Margate Ramsgate’ – popular seaside destinations, depending on your point of view.
I first met Gill in 1977 at a ‘street party’ organised by the families in my road to celebrate the Silver Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth 11. Gill was a young friend of our neighbours’ who regularly came to stay with them, and as we were the same age we struck up a friendship – both staying conscientiously in touch via letter. This card was sent just after I had seen her in London, where I had visited her on my return from Norway. Living in her father’s flat in London and having a full time job in London she seemed to me to be the height of sophistication – I was still trying to decide what to do with my life. Gill has been a loyal correspondent and we are still in touch, via cards, email and the odd phone call, although it is now many years since we actually met up.