Dear Jeannie & Les
Sorry to hear you Mother is no better.
I looked for you last Friday & Saturday – but you never appeared. I will be in tomorrow & Saturday morning, if you and Leslie are in town. Please call.
Love to both   Lily
P.S. I am sorry I don’t know where to address you Mother

CARLISLE: Entrance to Castle / Citadel Station from the Courts / Looking North Down English Street / Town Hall & Scotch Street / Cathedral
Published by Millar and Lang Art Publishers, Glasgow | M and L National Series

To: Mr & Mrs Sealby, Old Town Cottage, High Hesket, Carlisle
Postmark: CARLISLE CUMBERLAND | 5.30pm | 2 April 1964

From 1964, a standard multi view published by the Glasgow company M&L in the ‘National Series’.  The company were a mainstay of UK postcard publishing from their foundation in 1903 through to closure in 1982, covering the length and breadth of the country with their photographic cards.  Here we have an amalgamation of five of their popular views of Carlisle, with the12th century Cathedral in the centre, the Norman castle, Victorian Citadel and railway station and views of the city centre shopping and old Town Hall.  A newer example from two years later in 1966 can be seen here.

The reverse has a pre-printed “With Greetings and Best Wishes” which seems superfluous, and bears the M&L National Series logo.  Our writer sends a message and thoughts the short distance to the village of High Hesket, a short 10 mile journey down the A6.  Placing it firmly in the mid-1960s is the 2½d stamp and the special postmark: Have you taken out your licence for radio-TV?