Sat 21-VIII-82. Dear Guess, Many thanks for postcard from ‘lake-district’ (sic.) sent via Alan in BRD, but I’m in wondrous England until doomsday or Down-under-departure (Xmas?). I still contend that the lake district is in foreign parts as anywhere west of Salisbury is infested with Texan, Irishmen or druids manifesting themselves up Stonehenge in their underwear. Yours developing a jealous envy of Canadians and their luck, DAM PS A phone call from yourself would prove rapturous (in phone book like yourself)
Postmarked ‘Southampton 1.30pm 23 Aug 1982’ and also carrying the cheery ‘Let’s get the most from our Post, Royal Mail Southampton Area’ mark! The stamp is a 15½p first class, which equates to 53p in 2015
Does anyone recognise the picture on the front? There is no clue on the back; I imagine it’s Romsey (like the earlier card) but it could be Salisbury or Winchester.
Once again the message on the card is full of fascinating ramblings… DAM called his parents by their names; Alan was his dad.
I don’t recall whether I phoned DAM as requested, but it was shortly after this that I went to Toronto to travel with the Canadian, to DAM’s obvious disappointment. I have not yet plucked up courage to reconnect with DAM…
Although the postmark is Southampton, it looks more like Winchester. The postcard is obviously older than 1982 – they could have picked it up in a 2nd hand book shop or Oxfam from anywhere in the area. I doubt that the sender has even seen the area depicted.
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Yes, I think it’s Winchester, but I can’t place that particular archway, which is why also I think it might be Salisbury. The sender sent me a selection of black and white postcards, from the Romsey/Winchester area…
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