Before Email, Twitter and Instagram, people used to send postcards. I collect these vintage postcards, for their messages as much as their pictures.
This is Rydal Water, in Cumbria – and the postcard was sent in 1908 to Lincolnshire. I imagine the message is between sisters or friends, judging by the handwriting – the message reads:
It is a glorious day here. Hope it is the same with you. Went to Skegby yesterday to fete. Eva back she (h)as been a week. Hope you had a fine time at Easter. Love Nellie.
Interesting that Skegby is in Nottinghamshire, a long way from Cumbria in 1908. I wonder if this postcard was bought during a trip, but not used until later. The postmark is unclear.