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Kenley - Kenley Lane

The Postcard

 

An Imperial Series postcard that was posted in Kenley on the 31st. December 1906 to:

 

Revd. McKenna,

St. Mary's,

Wellesley Road,

Croydon.

 

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

midnight ramble.

You must still be careful

dear Reverend Father.

Wishing you a very happy

New Year.

I expect I will be leaving

very soon.

Nurse Hamilton".

 

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.

 

Antony Wilding

 

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).

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