with love from Longleat, Wiltshire (1981)

With love from Longleat

Dear Hilary, Thanks so much for your postcard. It was great to hear from you. You sound as if you are managing ok! I start nursing at Eastbourne on 6th Sept and will be living in. We are in Wilts until 28th Aug. The weather has been lovely, will write properly later, with lots of love from Ida xxx

‘Winter at Longleat’ is an interesting choice of image to send in August! And there is no mention of actually visiting Longleat and seeing the animals; the ‘lovely’ weather is featured, of course 🙂

The card is post marked ‘Devizes 18 Aug 1981 Wilts’ and also carries the feint ‘Be Properly Addressed’ post code reminder.

The 18p stamp features one of the Philip Sharland designs commemorating the 25th anniversary of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award scheme.

Here’s Ida again – it seems that she was quite prolific over the years 🙂