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Balham - Nightingale Lane

The Postcard

 

A Wrench Series card that was printed in Saxony. The card was posted in Tooting, London on the 23rd. July, although the year of posting is not legible.

 

We know however that it was before June 1918, because a ½d. stamp had been used to post the card. The postal rate was doubled to 1d. on the 3rd. June 1918 in order to help pay for the Great War.

 

The card was posted to:

 

Miss Jane Figgest,

51, Streathbourne Road,

Balham.

Local.

 

The message on the divided back of the card was as follows:

 

"Dear Jane,

Will you let me know by

return of post what

evening you are having

so that I can ask if I can

come out the same

evening.

Don't Forget.

With love,

Annie Lynwood,

65 High Road,

Tooting.

 

It sounds as if Jane and Annie were both in service.

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Taken on September 26, 2020