Kenley - Kenley Lane
An Imperial Series postcard that was posted in Kenley on the 31st. December 1906 to:
The message on the back of the card was as follows:
"Very pleased to see you
are keeping better and no
bad effects after your
You must still be careful
dear Reverend Father.
Wishing you a very happy
I expect I will be leaving
St. Mary's, Croydon
The foundation stone for St. Mary's (Our Lady of Reparation) was laid in Wellesley Road in West Croydon in 1863. Father John McKenna became Parish Priest there in 1894 and remained in that post until 1914.
So what else happened on the day that the card was posted?
Well, on Monday the 31st. December 1906, in the Second Australasian Tennis Championship. Antony Wilding beat Francis Fisher (6-0, 6-4, 6-4).