Greetings from Carlisle

Postcards, and their messages, from Carlisle, Cumbria (formerly Cumberland).

47503 not shy when I pass Oxenholme!

Saturday. Good harvest of [?] to date   47503 not shy when I pass Oxenholme! Had 49073 at [?] three of the [?] Jubilees on the boards, just out.  weather … Continue reading

February 27, 2018 · Leave a comment

We may be in the forenoon to-morrow…

Am over in Brampton with my uncle for the day. We may be in the forenoon to-morrow after all   Tom  – – – – – – – – –  … Continue reading

September 26, 2017 · Leave a comment

We are having a Ripping time of it (1908)…

Dear Jennie we are having a Ripping time of it Yours Mr. W. M.  x x x x – – – – – – – – –  Carlisle from Stanwix … Continue reading

August 14, 2017 · Leave a comment

We are going to Carlisle tomorrow for the afternoon & going to the theatre at night….

We are having a nice restful time here & are both feeling better. The weather is fairly good & we are getting good food. We had a nice journey here … Continue reading

September 6, 2016 · Leave a comment

Make the best of your time now its short…

Make the best of your time now its short. Pleased you are having better weather, its awfully hot here. Off to work. ta-ta. Alice – – – – – – … Continue reading

July 27, 2016 · Leave a comment

To Miss M. Johnston, Yules Croft, Easton, by Longtown (1910)…

Fern Bank, Linstock. Just a P.C. to say I got home alright & in good time had a nice journey home “Tell Uncle he made a good job of my … Continue reading

January 4, 2016 · 1 Comment

The 2015 Floods

    Eden Bridge and the river from Bitts Park (c.1910)   Eden Bridge and the river from Rickerby Park (5th December 2015) A break from the usual postcard postings … Continue reading

December 8, 2015 · 2 Comments

To Mr Pratt, Station Master, Reston Juction, Berwickshire (1904)…

Although this postcard doesn’t bear any written message, the atmospheric painting and the extravagant handwriting convey a real sense of time and place. This is a wonderful example of a … Continue reading

August 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

To Miss E Monkhouse, 132 Warwick Road, Carlisle (1906)…

Dear E, I got your letter hope your eye is better as I am very well the Lady that came to see me that day I came here was an … Continue reading

July 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

To Miss Knox, 7 Beaumont Cottages, Prudhoe-on-Tyne, Newcastle (1906)….

Send my knickers and pair of clogs by return of post. Think of the day gone by. [Wet?] The view is of Talkin Tarn, which I wrote about in this … Continue reading

July 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

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